The primary responsibilities of Council members are to:

  • Engage with the Dean in informed discussions about issues at the intersection of higher education and the broader society with specific emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences;
  • Provide recommendations to enhance the College’s reputation as a world-class learning and research community at Iowa State University and at the local, national, and international levels;
  • Advise the Dean about the current and future directions of various programs in the College and on occupational and career trends;
  • Help the College establish mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and corporations;
  • Help the College engage and serve its alumni;
  • Actively participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts, including making personal commitments to the Dean’s Advisory Council fund and/or campaign priorities;
  • Represent the College to the Iowa State University community;
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Council meetings and actively participate in Council meetings.