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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The Chancellor’s Council is a group of dedicated supporters and friends of the UT System. Founded in 1965 by the Board of Regents and Development Board leaders, the Chancellor’s Council recognizes major contributors and encourages continuous public and private support of Texas higher education. At more than 15,000-strong, members of the Chancellor’s Council represent 165 counties across Texas, all 50 states and 21 countries. Each of these members shares the important role of serving as advocates for higher education and health care.

For half a decade, the Chancellor’s Council has served to recognize and pay tribute to alumni and friends for their generosity to one or more of the UT System institutions and to encourage continued involvement.

Programs & Activities

Chancellor’s Council members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting & Symposium held each spring, usually in late April or the first Friday in May, which includes Chancellor's “State of the System” address and features presentations that focus on innovative programs and dynamic works at UT System institutions.

Members may also receive special invitations to events with the Chancellor and key administrators, including opportunities to attend enriching activities both on and off campuses.

50th Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting & Symposium

Looking Back to Leap Forward

Celebrate a journey a half-century in the making as we commemorate 50 years of coming together to advance education, research and health care across Texas and the world.

The 50th Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting and Symposium will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Frank Erwin, Jr. Center on the UT Austin campus.

Visit this year's Annual Meeting website for more details.


Chancellor's Council members receive frequent communications about UT System news and events through publications, periodic mailings, e-newsletters and other personal communications.

If you are interested in receiving communications from the Chancellor, you may subscribe by sending an email to chancellorscouncil@utsystem.edu.

Become a Chancellor's Council Member

Individuals become members of the Chancellor’s Council when they have made cumulative outright gifts of $10,000 or more or a minimum of $15,000 in planned gifts to The University of Texas System or to one or more of the UT institutions.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility for Chancellor’s Council membership, or if you would like to join the Chancellor’s Council, please contact us at (512) 499-4740 or by email at chancellorscouncil@utsystem.edu.

If you are already a Chancellor's Council member and are interested in serving on the CCEC or would like to nominate someone you know, please follow this link to complete and submit an application that will then be submitted to the CCEC Nominations Committee.

To contact a member of our staff directly, please vist our Contact Information page.