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Executive Council

The Executive Council (EC) of the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business (RFLCB) at Virginia State University (VSU) is to bring an external perspective on the various internal and external strategies and operations to the RFLCB, to provide industry/government input on what may be happening external to the College and to provide input and advice to the Dean and the faculty. 

Specific duties include but are not limited to: 1) being a resource to the RFLCB, 2) communicating significant developments in the marketplace pertinent to business, 3) providing curriculum consultation, 4) affording students internships and/or job placement opportunities, 5) facilitating industry investments in the College, and 6) providing student project opportunities & or being visible to the students including but not limited to delivering guest lectures.  

Expectations

The EC serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean and the RFLCB and serve as ambassadors in the community and field experts in the classroom. 

Composition

The EC shall be composed of no more than 21 members from industry, government, or academia, but who are not current employees of Virginia State University.

Appointment

In consultation with the EC members, and College faculty, the Dean of the College of Business will appoint new members to the EC as vacancies occur.

Term of Membership

Members shall be appointed to serve a term of 3 years to coincide with the Commonwealth’s fiscal year, that is, July through June.  Terms shall be staggered. 

Chairman

The EC shall elect from its membership a Chairman for a term of 2 years to convene July 1 and terminate June of the second year.

Meetings

The EC shall meet at least 2 times a year as called by the EC Chairman in consultation with the Dean.  Additional meetings may be called as needed.  EC members, RFLCB faculty/staff, the Senior Development Officer assigned to the College of Business shall attend meetings.  Additional individuals may be invited to attend meetings at the discretion of the EC Chairman, Dean, and the RFLCB faculty/staff.

Agenda

The agenda for the meetings will be prepared by the Chairman in consultation with members and Dean, and will be disseminated to all members at least 1 week prior to the meeting.

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