Comprised of executives from both traditional and emerging companies, the Advisory Board achieves its mission through a membership of diverse individuals whose stature and accomplishments bring credit to the School and who individually and collectively: engage in, assist, and support the fundraising efforts of the School; provide advice and counsel to the Dean, faculty, and staff on strategy, important issues affecting the future of the School, curricula and programs, and external affairs; provide insights to the Dean, faculty, and staff on how the School can enhance the impact of its services on various stakeholder groups; provide valuable contacts for faculty to provide access to the business community for research purposes, to increase the impact of their work on the business community, to inform their research and teaching, and to help them further develop their research, teaching, and public service skills; provide valuable contacts for students and advice in their career selection decisions and job-seeking activities; and provide input to the Dean, faculty, and staff for assessing the progress of the school and charting future courses. The role of the Board is advisory in nature and the scope of inquiry will be determined by the interaction of the Dean and the Members of the Board. Board Members will be kept abreast of current School of Business developments through periodic and continuous communication with the office of the Dean. Advisory Board members may lecture in the classroom, collaborate with faculty on research projects, mentor students, and provide guidance in curriculum development.
The Advisory Board meets one time each academic semester. Generally, the dates will be the first Friday in November and the first Friday in May.