ACM Elects Vicki Hanson as President

May 26, 2016

ACM has elected Vicki Hanson as President for a two-year term beginning July 1. Hanson, who is Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at University of Dundee, UK, said her vision as President is to reach out to practitioners, young professionals and the global computing community, as well as underserved communities.

Also elected to two-year terms were Vice President Cherri Pancake, Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University; and Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google in Mountain View, California.

President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer serve two-year terms from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

In addition, Members-at-Large elected to four-year terms are Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Professor and Head of the Department of Telecooperation at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria; Susan Dumais, Distinguished Scientist and Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington; Elizabeth Mynatt, Professor of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Pam Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at University of California, Berkeley's School of Law; and Eugene H. Spafford, Professor and Executive Director at Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Security and Assurance (CERIAS), West Lafayette, Indiana. They will serve four-year terms from July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020.

The new officers elected by ACM professional members represent the nearly 100,000 computing professionals and students who comprise ACM's international membership.