The President's Council is a select advisory group of some of the University's most prominent alumni. Since it was founded in 1993, the President's Council has grown to include more than 175 members from across the nation - men and women who serve as corporate and community leaders. These members, selected by presidential invitation, also help lead the University by providing advice, council, and support. Nearly a dozen members also have become members of the Board of Trustees. Each member is asked to:
• Serve as an advisor in areas of critical importance to the University.
• Act as an ambassador and proponent for the University in its many relationships with important internal and external audiences.
• Help secure resources that will ensure the continuing success of the University in meeting its obligations to society.
Members fulfill these roles in a variety of ways, including providing philanthropic support, serving as hosts to the president, hosting alumni gatherings and receptions, and attending annual meetings.