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Smith forms 20-member UH advisory council

Council of local, national leaders will promote University's purpose, programs to audiences around the United States

By Miriam A. Garcia
Daily Cougar Staff 

President Arthur K. Smith has created the UH National Advisory Council, designed to provide support for the advancement of the University through fund raising, marketing and community relations.

The NAC is composed of 20 local and national leaders, including some UH alumni. The group was created to enhance the University's relationship with its constituencies throughout the state and the nation.

"Our goal at UH is to become the model metropolitan research university for America," Smith told UHCN News. "In order to do so, we must have influential advocates in our local and national communities who have a thorough understanding of our mission and a willingness to support us as we pursue our objectives."

Cindy Suggs, director of External Communications, said the council will benefit UH.

"They will see issues from an outside perspective and will be able to address them fully understanding the student body," Suggs said.

She said many large corporations have similar councils that perform similar functions, but she did not know how widespread they are among colleges.

At the council's first meeting Nov. 5 and 6, members learned about the School of Theatre's programs and new initiatives in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Current members will serve two-year terms. The council is expected to expand to between 30 and 40 active members serving up to five two-year terms.

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