The Culverhouse Board of Visitors


Meeting twice a year, the Board of Visitors is an alumni and College support group that enhances the College’s ability to accomplish its mission by personal involvement and connecting business leaders committed to the Culverhouse College of Business to the administration, faculty, staff, and student body of the College. These connections support the College’s mission through the following actions:

  • Acquire financial resources to increase the College’s endowment through the Board’s personal giving and their network of contacts; and
  • Engage with and support the faculty in its teaching, research, and service obligations; and,
  • Assist students through knowledge-sharing, internships, job placement, and scholarships; and
  • Support the Dean through advice that is based on real-world business experience and the development of a worldwide network of important contacts.

View the Full BOV Member Roster

BOV Committees

Executive Committee

Description: The Dean shall select Board members to serve 2-4 year terms as President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Chairs of the Board Committees. These officers will meet regularly with the Dean to discuss College matters and be leaders of the Board as well as advocates for the Dean.

Tasks/Goal:  To work directly with the Dean on matters pertaining to the Board of Visitors; act as a role model to the Board members and provide leadership and direction for the Board activities, including financial status updates on the College and the Board of Visitors.

BOV Membership & Selection Committee

Description:  Works with the College staff to properly vet and move potential Board members through the voting process with the Board of Visitors. The term of membership is 2-4 years.

Tasks/Goal: Board members use their network to assist the College in vetting potential Board members as well as nominate individuals who would be an asset to the College on the Board.

BOV Faculty & Staff Awards Committee

Description:  The annual awards are intended to recognize faculty who do an exemplary job across all facets of academia.  Emphasis will be given to the impact of the awardee’s work on students, businesses, and the broader community. The term of membership is 2-4 years.

  • Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors Outstanding Service Award–Professional Staff: Each department head/manager will nominate one professional staff member based on his/her service contributions to the department, college, and university. Considerations include, but are not limited to, level of involvement with committees, contributions to major department/college/UA endeavors, work ethic and positive attitude, and going above and beyond position expectations and standards. An awardee may not receive this award more than once every three years.
  • Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors Outstanding Service Award-Staff: Each department head/manager will nominate one staff member based on his/her service contributions to the department, college, and university. Considerations include, but are not limited to, level of involvement with committees, contributions to major department/college/UA endeavors, work ethic and positive attitude, and going above and beyond position expectations and standards. An awardee may not receive this award more than once every three years.
  • Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors Spirit Award: The Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors Spirit Award honors one staff member (professional staff or staff) for his/her overall loyalty, commitment, and infectious enthusiasm for Culverhouse and UA. An awardee may not receive this award more than once every three years. Nominations are invited from all department heads/managers.

Student Enrichment Committee

Description: To work with the College staff to facilitate professional and career development opportunities for our students. The term of membership is 2-4 years.

Objectives:  Work in tandem with College staff to (a) enhance professional development opportunities for our students and (b) broaden the corporate network available to our students.

Tasks: Engage in or use your network to find companies and professionals interested in engaging in activities including but not limited to:

  • Mentoring our students
  • Hiring our students for co-ops, internships, and jobs
  • Developing and executing professional development events (on/off campus)
  • Hosting corporate site visits
  • Creating experiential learning opportunities (e.g., live projects and scenarios).

Development Committee

Description: Members of the Development Committee work with the Dean and the College’s development staff on development initiatives. The term of membership is 2-4 years.

Tasks/Goal:  Board members assist with College development activities, including but not limited to:

  • Using networks to identify potential donors, both individuals and organizations, for specific funding priorities.
  • Introducing dean and/or development team to potential donors.
  • Hosting development-related events, as appropriate.
  • Serving as fundraising role models for BOV members, which may include personal gifts to fund College priorities and connecting College personnel to potential donors.
  • Providing leadership for specific funding initiatives, e/g., new building, UA capital campaign.
  • Reviewing progress relative to annual development and specific initiative goals (i.e., gifts, number of donors, number of first-time donors, etc.) and identifying tactics as appropriate to reach goals.

International Business Committee

Description: Provide guidance and support to expand the College’s global initiatives. Committee and member activities will focus on (a) providing ongoing strategic insight into the internationalization of the College, (b) assisting with international business and geopolitical connections, and (c) creating, participating in, and/or supporting activities to enhance student development from an international perspective including study and internships abroad, cross-cultural class projects, College-sponsored international events, and globally-focused professional development seminars, site visits, and trips.

Entrepreneurship Committee

Description: Provide guidance and serve as a sounding board as the College and its entrepreneurship faculty expand activities with respect to curriculum/academic programs and co-curricular programs (Start-Up Weekend, PITCH, business plan competitions, The EDGE), regional engagement, etc.

Marketing Communications Committee

Description: Provide support and guidance on the College’s internal and external marketing and communications efforts. The term of membership is 2-4 years.

Tasks/Goals: Board members will assist with College marketing staff in activities including but not limited to:

  • Helping define and provide guidance on long-term strategic marketing communications initiatives
  • Collaborating and offering input on short-term marketing communications tactics
  • Helping cultivate relationships with potential marketing partners
  • Providing source of alumni/corporate partner stories for marketing purposes
  • Establishing buy-in with BOV on overall Culverhouse marketing communications efforts
  • Assisting in benchmarking Culverhouse against peer institutions

Associate BOV Committee

Description:  Provide additional feedback on the College’s vision, strategies, and initiatives. All current Associate BOV members serve on the committee with no term limits. The Chair of the committee will serve a 2-4 year term.

Tasks/Goals:

  • Help strengthen young alumni network
  • Provide feedback on alumni engagement initiatives used by the College
  • Mentor Students
  • Identify experiential learning opportunities
  • Advise on UA Lead opportunities
  • Speak to classes
  • Regional alumni “Ambassador” for students

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Description: Provide guidance and support for elevating diversity as a cultural value and for initiatives that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College. Member activities will emphasize providing strategic input, serving as a sounding board, and helping facilitate external relationships that further College efforts.

BOV Student Enrichment

Our Board of Visitors is also involved in student networking and job placement opportunities. Contact Quoc Hoang, Director of Experiential Learning, to get started or visit the BOV Student Enrichment Portal.

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Courtney Page Miller

Executive Director of External Relations

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