2018-2019 Chancellor's Council Chair
James R. Huffines with wife Patty

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Roles and Responsibilities

The Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee (CCEC) encourages nominations of members, representing all geographic areas of the state, to help foster broad engagement with and support of the UT System and its 14 institutions. The CCEC:

  • Serves as a strategic advisory group for the Chancellor and key officials associated with the UT System. CCEC members offer ideas, assistance, and perspectives on issues of importance to the UT System and to higher education and health in Texas.
  • Encourages public support of higher education and health. As informed, dedicated volunteers, CCEC members communicate with appropriate individuals regarding the need for high quality, affordable, accessible higher education and health care.
  • Provides special assistance for the Chancellor in local communities. CCEC members serve as hosts for the Chancellor, arranging meetings with key business and community leaders, the media, public officials, and others.
  • Assists with private sector support activities. These activities may include private contributions to support System-wide and UT System Administration initiatives and introductions to foundations, corporations, associations, and individuals. Such contacts are tied to System priorities established by the Chancellor and Board of Regents and are coordinated with the UT System Office of External Relations.

Becoming a CCEC Member

The Chancellor’s Council has more than 20,000 members, representing contributors to all 14 University of Texas institutions and the UT System Administration. To qualify for membership in the CCEC, one must:

  • Be a current member of the Chancellor's Council and have given $25,000 cumulatively to one or more UT institutions or to the UT System.
  • Continue to support UT institutions and fulfill an annual contribution of $2,500 or more to support strategic initiatives of the UT System.
  • Participate in at least three meetings in a three year period (preferably at least one meeting per year).

CCEC Meetings

Fall Meeting – Traditionally held in conjunction with a UT Austin out-of-state football game, the 2018 CCEC fall meeting was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 31, 2018. This meeting provides the Chancellor the opportunity to brief members on initiatives for the new academic year and to share the progress made the previous year. New members are also recognized at the fall meeting. 

Winter Meeting – Held in mid-to-late January at a UT campus, the winter meeting site alternates each year so members have the opportunity to become immersed in the work and priorities of each institution. The 2019 Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting will be held February 1 & 2, 2019 in Dallas, TX. 

Spring Meeting – Held in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting & Symposium, the 2019 spring meeting will be held Friday, April 26 in Austin, TX. The Annual Meeting and Symposium highlights the achievements of outstanding students, faculty and alumni from UT institutions and offers the Chancellor an opportunity to provide a State of the System address. A reception for all members follows.