Advisory Board Charter

The Dean's Advisory Board is a group of alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Letters who volunteer their time to assist the Dean and his/her colleagues in their efforts to grow the College of Arts and Letters and to make it a more attractive educational alternative to current as well as prospective students.

To this end, responsibilities for members of the Dean's Advisory Council are as follows:

  • Assist in identifying and communicating effectively with alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Letters in your community by:
    • Helping to organize and support alumni events
    • Participating in fund- raising activities
    • Identifying and networking with alumni
  • Become informed advocates of the programs and opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Letters by:
    • Attending the semi-annual advisory board meetings
    • Promoting the College programs to friends, colleagues and associates
    • Identifying potential University donors, facilitating introductions and/or providing contact information to appropriate University personnel
  • At the invitation of the Dean, assist with special projects and activities such as:
    • Serving on search committees
    • Assisting with scholarship selection
    • Assisting with alumni awards nominations and candidate selection
    • Assisting with high school recruiting and outreach
    • Assisting with electronic forms of outreach to alumni, students, and faculty and student recruits
    • Facilitating the development and activity of other College advisory boards (e.g., student, emeritus, community)
  • Provide input and advice to the Dean as critical friends of the College and University by:
    • Providing an external view regarding the College's reputation and image
    • Providing perspective regarding student preparation for the job market and employer satisfaction with recently hired graduates
    • Providing recommendations for curriculum content adjustments
    • Providing input on mission, vision, and strategic plan for the College as it relates to the reputation and image of the College

In order to help ensure that these responsibilities are successfully discharged, Council members are strongly encouraged to attend both of the semi-annual Council meetings and complete assignments as agreed. Council members are also encouraged to lead by example by responding favorably to College and University fund- raising efforts.