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2022-2023 Chancellor's Council Chair
Chancellor’s Council Chair Tim Crowley and wife Carol

Member Spotlight

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Roles and Responsibilities

The Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee (CCEC) encourages nominations of members who represent all geographic areas of Texas and who reflect the rich and diverse population of our state and the 13 UT institutions. Having CCEC members who bring a variety of perspectives based on different backgrounds and experiences helps foster broader engagement with and support of all UT 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 may be asked to communicate with individuals as appropriate regarding the need for high quality, affordable and accessible higher education and health care.
  • Provides special assistance to 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.

Becoming a CCEC Member

The Chancellor’s Council has more than 20,000 members who have contributed to one or more of the 13 University of Texas institutions or the UT System. Current members of the Chancellor’s Council who wish to be considered for the CCEC must:

  • Have given $25,000 cumulatively to one or more UT institutions or to the UT System.
  • Continue to support UT institutions financially and through volunteerism, and fulfill an annual membership contribution of $2,500 to the UT System while an active member and $2,000 once moving to Lifetime Membership.  
  • Serve for an initial term of three years. Terms may be renewed up to two additional times (for a total of nine years of service), before consideration for Lifetime Membership. 
  • Participate in at least one CCEC meeting per year.
  • Be nominated by two individuals for consideration. Self-nominations may be submitted. CCEC Nomination Form 

CCEC Meetings 

(Members are asked to attend at least one of these meetings annually.)

Fall Meeting – This meeting offers members an in-depth experience with the educational, research and clinical missions of a UT institution. New CCEC members are recognized at the fall meeting.

Winter Meeting – CCEC members meet in January or February at one of the 13 UT institutions. In addition to enjoying a campus experience, members hear from leaders, faculty and students about the programs and priorities that are unique to advancing that institution. Winter meetings rotate among most UT institutions.


Spring MeetingThe spring CCEC business meeting is held  in conjunction with the broader Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting & Symposium. The Symposium highlights how UT institutions, faculty and researchers address grand challenges that Texas and Texans face. The meeting also provides members with an opportunity to hear the Chancellor’s State of the System address.

Deep DiveThe UT System Deep Dive is a special opportunity for CCEC members to do a “deeper dive” into detailed administrative functions of the UT System Administration and its priorities in serving the institutions.


Note: The Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee events will be held virtually and we hope to resume meetings in-person by Fall 2021.