Dean's Advisory Council

Exterior aerial image the North Campus with after a heavy snowfall in early January 2021. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Drawn from the most distinguished alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) consists of accomplished corporate leaders and highly regarded professionals.

Working together, the members of the DAC help the College strengthen its ties with alumni, community, and corporate and governmental leaders. They often provide the crucial link between students and the professional world: creating avenues for interaction with corporate leaders and mentors; and internships and job placement. All council members are energetically working to encourage alumni to become actively engaged in the life of the College. DAC members are dedicated to assisting the College in securing the resources needed to accomplish its goal of providing a first-rate education to all of its students.


The purpose of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) is to assist the Dean and the College of Arts and Sciences by providing external perspective, industry knowledge, advocacy, student experiential learning opportunities, diversity and inclusion awareness, and financial support for the school’s programs and strategic priorities.


The DAC engages College alumni across the country by hosting events and providing the most interesting and up-to-date information from UB. Individuals and the collective membership contribute to advancing the College, departments, and key initiatives through sharing of professional expertise and contacts, alumni outreach, fund development, and student enrichment programming.