CST External Advancement Board Committees

Executive Committee will focus on board operations and provide administrative leadership. Made up of the Dean, Associate Dean, Board President and Vice President, this committee’s initial goal will be to propose the Board’s committee structure, review the board operations document, draft appropriate changes and bring both matters to a vote by the full board at the next general meeting. The Executive Committee will meet periodically between the spring and fall board meetings to discuss future initiatives, review the work done by the other committees and plan for the upcoming full Board meeting.

Development Committee will be responsible for assisting the college in raising private support from individuals, corporations and foundations through targeted and strategic major gift fundraising activities. The committee will focus on raising support for student aid (scholarships, fellowships and summer research stipends), facility, equipment and instrumentation upgrades, programmatic support for students and faculty to enhance the learning experience and the Dean’s Fund for Excellence which gives the college discretionary dollars to support emerging priorities and needs.

Community and Government Relations Committee will work primarily to advocate on behalf of Western and the College for strong government support on the local, state and federal level. The committee will also work to expand the college’s community outreach effort to enhance the College’s visibility and reputation among prospective talented students, potential employers of student interns and graduates and potential funders for private support.

Alumni Relations Committee will be responsible for increasing alumni involvement with the life of the College and departments through potential alumni events, activities and targeted annual fund appeals. The Committee will work closely with the Western Alumni Association and the Western Foundation’s Annual Fund staffs in order to maximize their efforts and the support they can provide.

Student Support Committee will work to find ways to increase the College's student diversity, increase alumni and student mentoring and seek business and industry student internship opportunities. The members will work closely with Western’s Admissions Office, the Alumni Association and the Career Services Center staffs again in order to maximize their efforts and the support they can provide.