Advisory Council Committees

Alumni/Business Relations

Chair – Ray Banks
University Liaison – Jack King, CLAS Student Professional Development Program

Collaborating with department chairs/units that coordinate internships, career fairs and research opportunities, identify areas, programs or processes where the business community and our alumni may increase their involvement.

Bringing in NIU alumni, or from significant employers of NIU grads, to speak to CLAS student audiences


(includes an Events Subcommittee)

Chairs – Ralph Strozza and Kathy Schmitt
University Liaison – Paula Meyer, CLAS Communications

Assists in telling the NIU/CLAS story through print and digital platforms. Also communicates the role the Council plays in the college through the Council’s web presence and the onboarding of new members.

We also have a focus on student recruitment – working with departments to assist with on-campus recruiting events.

The events subcommittee assists in the coordination of any events that are outside of the scope of the standing committees.

Our primary responsibility is to the CLAS Distinguished Awards but we are also willing to assist with social events that will bring together Advisory Council members.

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