The College of Health and Human Performance

HHP Advancement Council By-Laws

  1. Purpose The Deans Advancement Council provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to actively assist the East Carolina University College of Health & Human Performance and to use their influence and experience to further the Schools goals. It provides advocacy, consultation, and support for the College and the continuing development of its undergraduate and graduate programs. Serving as an advocacy group both on campus and off, the Council helps promote a positive image and good relations for the School with the rest of the University as well as with the region, state, and nation.
  2. Objectives More specifically, the Council helps advance the College by:
    1. Increasing recognition of the Colleges fine undergraduate programs, distinctive graduate programs, nationally and internationally recognized faculty, outstanding students and alumni, and long tradition of academic excellence.
    2. Advocating the importance of the Colleges undergraduate and graduate programs to East Carolina University and to the region and state.
    3. Assisting the College in acquiring the resources necessary for its continuing development, especially advocating for increased state support and taking an active role in private fund-raising activities. Recognizing major financial support is necessary to ensure the growth and development of the College and its numerous programs. Such support can be garnered only from informed, interested individuals who are actively involved in helping the College attain its goals.
    4. Providing counsel to the dean, chairs, program directors, and faculty on pertinent matters, internal as well as external, to insure that the Colleges programs and activities are the highest quality possible.
    5. Serving, when feasible, as a liaison with other educational institutions, business, industry, and government and acquainting our students with appropriate educational and employment opportunities.
    6. Taking other actions, as appropriate, that enhance the academic standing of the School of Health & Human Performance and the general well being of its diverse programs, students, alumni, faculty, chairs, and dean.
  3. Membership The Council consists of distinguished persons, including alumni and other friends of the College, who are appointed by the College dean. The dean consults, as appropriate, with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, department chairs, program and auxiliary office directors, and the Colleges Development Director in identifying persons to be invited for membership. The dean is a full voting member of the Council.

    Councilors are normally appointed to four-year renewable terms with new members appointed as needed. There is no membership fee; however, Councilors are expected to provide their own transportation, lodging, and other expenses for attending meetings.

    Upon completing a term, a member who does not continue with the Council is designated a Deans Associate. Deans Associates are kept informed of Council activities and invited to continue close association with the College. Deans Associates are regarded as ex-officio members of the Council and are invited and to attend HHP activities and Advancement Council meetings.

    Councilors and Deans Associates are widely recognized. For example, they are listed annually in the Schools newsletter, listed at the school website, and are invited to College functions such as the Colleges graduation ceremonies.

  4. Officers and Executive Committee The Chair of the Council serves a One-year term. The Chair works with the Dean in formulating agendas and conducts the meetings of the Council and Executive Committee. The Chair also serves as an ex-officio voting member of the ECU Foundation, Inc. The Colleges Director of Development serves as the deans liaison with individual Councilors. The Development Director also coordinates and arranges the logistics for Council meetings. The Development Director also seeks approval with the president of the ECU Foundation for any potential new members.

    The Chair and Vice Chair are elected for a one-year term. The Vice Chair is also the Chair Elect. Therefore, after one year of service, the Vice Chair becomes Chair.

    The Executive Secretary is appointed by the dean from among the Colleges faculty or staff.

    Executive Committee - Membership shall consist of one member or the chair from each of the standing committees and the elected officers.

    Other ad hoc committees will be appointed as appropriate.

  5. Meetings The Council meets in the Spring and Fall of each academic year on dates established by the Chair in consultation with the dean. The Colleges Development Director, in consultation with the Chair and dean, coordinates the meetings and arranges their logistics. Committees often meet during part of the general meetings and on other dates as appropriate.

    Meeting formats vary depending on agenda, setting, and timing but are typically informal to encourage open discussion. Members are encouraged to contact the dean if they have suggestions.

    Most meetings take place on the University's campus in Greenville. Occasional meetings are held at other locations.