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Dean’s Advisory Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dean’s Advisory Board is to support the Iona College School of Arts & Science in the fulfillment of its mission to educate students who will possess the skills, knowledge, and moral values that enable them to live well in a complex world and to foster a community of teacher-scholars informed by research, experience, and scholarship.

Purposes and Objectives

The Dean’s Advisory Board, consisting of friends and alumni, is established to provide support, advice, and counsel to the Dean of the School of Arts & Science at Iona College. The Advisory Board will support the School of Arts & Science and advise the Dean on ways to strengthen its programs, improve its outreach to the community, increase its base of support, and best serve its students and faculty. Board members should be committed to increasing the school’s visibility, promoting the academic programs offered in the school, assisting in areas of professional development, and serving as advocates for the School of Arts & Science in the broader community.  The Board meets this purpose by:
  • Advising on issues germane to the mission and strategic goals of the school;
  • Serving as a sounding board on planning issues, new programs, and activities;
  • Identifying opportunities for students to enhance their education through internships, mentoring, and experiential learning;
  • Serving as an advocate for the school with the external community;
  • Providing access to leaders in various professions for the dean and faculty;
  • Assisting in acquiring resources and fundraising in support of the school’s mission;
  • Advising on ways to strengthen the school’s curriculum in its various disciplines and programs;
  • Assisting with special projects, as requested by the Dean.