Executive Advisory Board
The Executive Advisory Board is the primary external advisory board to the dean of Parks College. The Board advises and assists the dean in stimulating and enhancing the education and research missions of the College and University.
The Executive Advisory Board assists the dean by critically analyzing programs and opportunities and recommends strategies. The following activities are some of the opportunities for the Board to assist Parks College:
- Identify new and important trends in the industry and their impact on education and research broadly and on Parks programs.
- Identify student experiential learning opportunities, including internships, co-ops, mentorships, and course projects.
- Identify in- and out-of-class speakers and lecturers from industry.
- Assist the college in securing financial and equipment resources for education and research.
- Provide opportunities for industry members to serve as college adjunct faculty members.
- Assist in the identification of summer research opportunities for faculty members and students.
- Review the goals, objectives, and outcomes of degree programs.
- Identify continuing education opportunities that assist industry and faculty members.
Member Nomination, Appointment and Terms
Members will be asked to serve one-to-three year terms, with renewal upon invitation by the dean and acceptance by the board member. The board members, the administration and faculty of Parks College, Parks alumni, or the Office of Development, may also make nominations. Deans, endowed chairs of Parks College, the president of the Parks College Alumni Association, the director of development for Parks College, department chairs of Parks College, and a member of the Society of Jesus serve as ex-officio members of the board.
Executive Advisory Board Leadership
The dean of Parks College will appoint one member to serve as chair. Responsibilities of the chair include conducting board meetings, consulting with the dean and Office of Development, and recommending candidates for board membership. The chair will serve a renewable one-year appointment, with the maximum of two consecutive appointments.