Leadership Council

The CHHS Leadership Council members agree to serve the College in its continual quest for excellence by sharing their expertise and insights; by helping promote the outstanding programs and students; and by enhancing the College’s reputation.

Meetings of the Council will be scheduled by the Dean or designee after consultation with members of the Council. The Council can also request that a meeting be scheduled.

The College Leadership Council will be composed of distinguished alumni and other individuals who are representative of the College’s many departments and programs.

Key Responsibilities for CHHS Leadership Council

  • Develop a working knowledge of the needs, priorities, and plans of the College and its programs.
  • Share information about the quality of the College’s programs and the accomplishments of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni with the broader community.
  • Increase a sense of pride, loyalty and connection to the College among alumni, friends, and members of the public.
  • Serve as a supportive sounding board for the Dean on programming, curriculum development, community engagement, and activities.
  • Inform the Dean and other staff of developments in the external environment which may affect the college.
  • Provide assistance with stewardship; college projects, admission/recruitment of students, securing internship sites, and community engagement activities/events.
  • Contribute and encourage alumni and friends to contribute time, talent, and/or financial support of the College, its programs, and---most importantly---its students.
  • Recommend others for consideration to serve on the council.
  • Undertake other specific responsibilities as may be requested by the Dean of the College.

Selection and Key Criteria of New Board Members

  • Potential members will be identified and discussed with the Dean. Emphasis will be given to diversity of skills, degrees, professional experiences, location, giving capacity, influence, personal background, previous volunteer experience, etc.
  • Connection to the College/University (e.g. personal connection, alumni, community connection, etc.)
  • Engagement-Important for members to have a clear understanding of College vision and strong alignment with college mission
  • Investment-Members should be interested in personal investment of time and/or resources; committed to philanthropy

The Dean will submit names to the President’s office; The President will issue formal invitation by mail, or the Dean will issue invitation in concert with the President.