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Give of your time and talent by joining an advisory council or board
Many of our schools and programs assemble prominent leaders in their fields to serve on an Advisory Council or Board. These advisory bodies are comprised of volunteer members dedicated towards providing real world experience while promoting program initiatives, long-term planning strategies, and fostering collaboration between GW and local, national, and global organizations.
Joining an advisory council or board forges partnerships with members of our community and offers the opportunity to serve GW in a leadership capacity.
Learn more about our Advisory Councils and Boards below.
- Luther Rice Advisory Council
- Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board
- Gelman Library System Advisory Board
- The National Advisory Council
- International Council
- GW Law Advisory Boards
- The National Councils for Arts and Sciences & Media and Public Affairs
- The Council on American Politics
- The National Council on Education and Human Development
- The School of Business Board of Advisors
- The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean's Council
- The College of Professional Studies Dean's Council
- The School of Public Health and Health Services Dean's Council
- Advisory Council on Research
The Luther Rice Society Advisory Council, the society’s governing board, promotes leadership annual giving to create a culture of philanthropy and provide an example for tomorrow’s alumni.
Parent volunteers dedicated to expanding GW’s student services and programs join the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board, a fundraising group made up of parents of undergraduate students.
Comprised of volunteer members, the Gelman Library System Advisory Board advocates and advises the Library System in its fundraising efforts and educational mission.
The National Advisory Council (NAC) assists the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) to review concerns within the school, and works with the Dean to enhance the image and quality of the education offered to GW’s engineering and applied science students. The NAC which consists of SEAS graduates and business leaders in engineering-related fields, speaks to classes, initiates corporate internship possibilities, reflects upon the structure of the curriculum, and critiques the marketability of SEAS students upon graduation.
The International Council (IC) is an advisory body composed of prominent alumni and friends of the Elliott School for International Affairs. The IC meets semi-annually and provides counsel to Elliott School faculty and staff on a range of issues.
The Board of Advisors, The Intellectual Property Board of Advisors, and Government Contracting Industry Advisory Board comprise distinguished GW Law alumni and members of the legal community to provide guidance and expertise to the dean and academic program directors.
The National Council for Arts and Sciences and the National Council for Media and Public Affairs function jointly as the Dean’s advisory body for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Comprised of distinguished national and international alumni and friends the councils works to address issues impacting the growth and development of Columbian College. In addition, members help to promote the mission of the University and the College through their work on the Council.
The Council on American Politics brings together leaders from across the nation to address issues facing the growth and enrichment of the Graduate School of Political Management. They are a group of impressive individuals who are in the forefront of today’s political arena.
The National Council for Education and Human Development serves as the primary advisory body to the school’s dean and is comprised of alumni, parents, business leaders, and community members who share a commitment to education and human development and to preparing leaders in these fields. Members serve as ambassadors of the School, promoting its programs to external constituencies and working with school leadership to ensure the strength and advancement of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
The School of Business Dean’s Board of Advisors is an advisory Board that provides council to the school’s dean and is composed of alumni, friends of the University, and parents of current and former GWSB students. The Board has three committees which together seek to advocate the goals of the School of Business to the University, GW alumni, and to the greater academic and financial community.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean’s Council was created to advance the school’s strategic priorities of education and research. The council works closely with the dean and other SMHS leadership to strengthen its academic reputation, increase its financial resources, forge new strategic relationships, and enrich our global community.
The CPS Dean’s Council is composed of 12 members of the GW faculty representing the University’s schools and colleges and works to promote the interests and concerns of the College of Professional Studies throughout the GW Community. Among the council’s many responsibilities are acting as a liaison between the college and the dean, advising the dean on all academic matters affecting the welfare of CPS, and assisting the dean in exploring programmatic opportunities and concerns.
The GW School of Public Health and Health Services (SPPHS) Dean’s Council was instituted in 2009 to engage distinguished alumni from around the university in providing valuable guidance and input to the school regarding strategic initiatives and programs. The council’s purpose is to assist the SPHHS in strengthening both reputation and relationship with alumni and the larger community.
The Advisory Council on Research (ACR) is composed of faculty members and administrative representatives from the various schools and divisions at GW, and is the main research advisory group to the Office of the Vice President For Research. The ACR also collaborates with the Faculty Senate Committee on Research, administers the Research Enhancement Fund, and is responsible for chartering and re-chartering GW-affiliated centers and institutes, as well as for developing long-term planning strategies and for improving GW research policies.