To The Editor (And All ACS Members) | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 48 | p. 2 | Letters
Issue Date: December 1, 2014

To The Editor (And All ACS Members)

Department: Letters

It was my distinct honor and pleasure to be included on the American Chemical Society presidential ballot this year. I thought I knew a great deal about ACS, but I learned so much more by interacting with members about their concerns: jobs, safety, education, and transparency of leadership. To ACS members, thank you for teaching me, and thank you for your support—thank you also for participating in the election by voting.

The coming year will present many challenges for ACS. We will soon have a new CEO leading ACS, a new board chair will lead a new board, and a new presidential succession will begin. I hope you will all join me, first, in congratulating ACS President-Elect Donna Nelson and, second, in pledging to work with her and the presidential succession to ensure a smooth transition in ACS leadership. One ACS past-president was famous for saying, “We are all in this together,” and that is as true today as it was during his leadership.

As ACS volunteers and staff members, let’s work together to continue to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. The success of ACS depends on us all.

Proud to be an ACS member,

Peter K. Dorhout
Manhattan, Kan.

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Robert Buntrock (December 9, 2014 4:52 PM)
Peter: I remember meeting you at an ACS Officers training session 15 years ago and I was impressed, both then and with your subsequent service. You're obviously a class act, as demonstrated by this "concession" letter, which may be unprecedented. Keep up the good work.

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