About the Southeastern Section

Southeastern Section

The Southeastern Section was established in December 1947, but did not hold its first annual meeting until 1952. The GSA Foundation generously supports the activities of the section and we ask that you, in turn, support the GSA Foundation. Please explore the links at right and below to learn more about the benefits we offer our Section members.

 

2017-2018 Section Officers

Terms: Chair–1 year, Vice-Chair–1 year, Secretary-Treasurer–1 year

Chair:

Jonathan W. Mies
Univ. of Tennessee - Chattanooga
+1-423-425-4606

Chair-Elect:

Venkataraman Lakshmi
University of South Carolina
+1-803-777-3552

Vice-Chair:

Colin Sumrall
University of Tennessee
+1-865-974-0400

Secretary-Treasurer:
elected annually

Blair R. Tormey
Western Carolina University
+1-828-227-3916

Management Board
The management board shall be composed of the officers, the officers-elect, and the past officers of the section. Council member(s) residing within the Section boundaries shall be ex officio members. The chairs of the section committees (currently education, geology and public policy, liaison, and student support) shall be voting ex officio members. The vice-chair and secretary-treasurer-elect shall become members of the management board one week prior to the annual meeting start date. The chair-elect shall become a voting member of the management board one year prior to taking the office of chair, and the retiring officers shall continue as members of the management board until one week after the beginning of the next year's annual meeting.

Past Chair:

Robert J. Tracy
Virginia Tech Geosciences
+1-540-231-5980

Past Vice-Chair:

David Spears
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
+1-434-951-6350

Student Representative:

TBD

GSA Councilors:

Chuck Bailey

Membership 3,108 voting members of the Section as of 31 December 2016.

Committees

The SE Section has (or has representatives on) the following committees:
Student Support Committee, Program Committee, Nominating Committee, Education Committee, Geology and Public Policy Committee, Campus Liaison Committee
 

Region

In the United States:

The states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

In Mexico:

The states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán.

*Note: Section boundaries were revised 24 April 2004 by GSA Council to add Puerto Rico. The affiliation of the state of Louisiana changed from the Southeastern Section to the South-Central Section in 1997.