Advisory Council-History and Purpose
As a professional school, the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee must keep in touch with the world in which its graduates will function. One important avenue for maintaining this contact is the Advisory Council to the Dean.
Since its formation in 1975, this council has played an increasingly vital role by developing plans and strategies to guide the college's future. The advice and insights of these leaders have proven invaluable to the college as it strives to improve its reputation as a national leader in business education.
These professional and business executives meet with the dean and faculty each year to discuss current business issues. Through the years, this continuing dialogue has shaped the college's choices of action in order to improve its response to the current issues and the anticipated demands of the marketplace,
In addition to their advice at council meetings each fall, members have assisted the college in a variety of ways, including the recruitment and employment of top students and the placement of faculty in summer industry internships.
The Advisory Council to the Dean celebrated 25 years of service in the year 2000. The ongoing success of the Advisory Council is a tribute to all of those who have participated in its success during this first quarter century, providing a firm foundation for this invaluable resource for decades to come.