Members of the A&S Advisory Council serve as advisors to the dean, college administration and faculty to provide critical support for the plans and practices of the dean, as well as backing for reforms and initiatives. Through attendance and participation at Advisory Council meetings and select activities throughout the year, the council engages with the college’s programs and policies from the standpoint of alumni, parents, and friends whose vantage point of Cornell reflects their interests in the world at large.
The Dean considers for membership those who strive to provide a foundation in the liberal arts for all Cornell students and to foster the intellectual curiosity that drives outstanding research, scholarship, and teaching.
College of Arts and Sciences
Talent Expectations: Skills
Speak to Groups
Members serve as the College’s key ambassadors, advocates, and advisors. They are an engaged part of the volunteer leadership group at Cornell. Through participation in committees and task forces and other meetings or contact with the dean, members are at times asked to be an advisor and a sounding board for the dean and other college administrative staff on specific issues.
Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
Through attendance and participation at Advisory Council meetings and selected activities throughout the year, and through their philanthropy, advisory council members demonstrate their volunteer leadership on behalf of the College. Members may be called upon to give brief updates on the college at alumni events and serve as ambassadors for the college and Cornell.
Advisory Council members are asked to make an annual gift at the President’s Circle level ($25,000+) to the College of Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, in addition to providing support for capital, endowed, or programmatic priorities according to their interests and financial abilities.
Through discussions at the three annual Advisory Council meetings and informally throughout the year, members represent the key constituencies of alumni, parents and friends whose perspective on Cornell reflects their engagements in the world at large. Members serve as advocates for the value of a liberal arts education, and the essential, foundational role that the College of Arts & Sciences plays within the larger University. As informed insiders, members serve as ambassadors for the college to other groups at Cornell, as well as in their business networks and home communities.