About the Cordilleran Section

Cordilleran Section

The Cordilleran Section is the oldest of GSA's sections. It was formally approved on 26 August 1901, when the Society itself was only 13 years old. The first organizational meeting of the Section, held in Berkeley in 1899, included the presentation of 11 scientific papers. Please explore the links at right to learn about the benefits we offer our Section members.

 

2016-2017 Section Officers

Terms:  Chair—1 year;   Vice-Chair— 1 year;   Secretary—4 years

Chair:

Kathleen Surpless
Trinity University
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Vice-Chair:

Susan M. Cashman
Humboldt State University
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Secretary and Accounting Officer:
Third year of second 4-year term

Rodney V. Metcalf
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
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Management Board
Includes the Section officers, the Section Chair for the preceding year, and two voting members of GSA, one selected by the Seismological Society of America, and one by the Pacific Coast Section of the Paleontological Society to serve as councilors for one year.

Student Representative:

Gabriel-Philip Francisco Santos
La Palma, Calif.

Past Chair:

Andrew Barth
Indiana University-Purdue University
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GSA Councilors:

John Clague, Jonathan Price, Bruce R. Clark

Pacific Coast Section of the Paleontological Society:

Stephen Schellenberg
San Diego State University
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5,566 voting Section members as of 31 December 2015.

Region

In the United States:

The states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and that part of Arizona south of 35 degrees North Latitude.

In Canada:

The Province of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and the Nunavut Territory.

In Mexico:

The Distrito Federal and the states of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México State, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala, and Zacatecas.