2016-17 Chancellor’s Council Chair Wallace Smith with his wife, Lanette
   2016-2017 Chancellor's Council Chair
   Wallace Smith with his wife, Lanette.

 

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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 for the UT System. 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 in Texas.
  • Encourages public support of higher education. 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 donations 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 18,000 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.

CCEC Meetings

Fall Meeting – Traditionally held in conjunction with a UT Austin out-of-state football game. The 2017 CCEC fall meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, September 15th. 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. On Saturday, September 16, CCEC members attend the football game (optional).

Winter Meeting – Held in mid to late January on the campus of one of the 14 UT institutions, the winter meeting rotates among the UT institutions so members have the opportunity to become immersed in the achievements, initiatives and priorities of each of the campuses. The 2017 CCEC winter meeting was hosted by UT Southwestern in Dallas on Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th.

Spring Meeting – Held in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting & Symposium, the 2017 spring meeting was held on Friday, April 28th, on the UT Austin campus. 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.