The FDC is a standing committee of the Pitt Public Health Council. It is composed of one elected faculty member from each department, director of the Center for Health Equity, and one student representative of the Pitt Public Health student body. The chair of the FDC must be chosen from the selected faculty representatives currently serving on the committee at their first meeting of the academic year. This meeting will be chaired by the outgoing chair. The election will be by secret ballot, with the results tallied immediately by the committee support staff person. The president of the FSEC will inform the Pitt Public Health Council of the results.