Community Advisory Board

Mission

The Honors College Community Advisory Board (CAB) represents a creative and active partnership between the FIU Honors College and a select group of leaders from the professional community. The CAB helps provides tangible resource support to prepare some of FIU’s brightest students to become future leaders in the global marketplace through the college’s interdisciplinary educational and extra-curricular programs.

Benefits

Members benefit from networking opportunities with other business and civic leaders in the community who are interested and dedicated to higher education. They also have the opportunity to interact with some of FIU’s finest students and to promote internship, job and mentoring opportunities within the community. Members are also given priority consideration to sponsor and/or attend select special events hosted by the university to the community and/or students.

Terms of Service

Members of the Advisory Board serve a minimum 3-year term with the possibility of serving a second two-year term. After serving for 2 consecutive terms, members should rotate off for at least one year.

Roles

Community Advisory Board Advocate

  • Promotes importance and value of the activities and programs of the Honors College through personal, professional, and community networks
  • Follows and promotes the initiatives and achievements of students, faculty, and alumni through information provided by the college
  • Cultivates and recommends prospective Board members

Fundraiser

  • Identifies potential development and endowment prospects for the college
  • Provides and seeks monetary and in-kind support for the college, including (but not limited to) funding for scholarships, student research and conference opportunities, study abroad, and corporate partnership opportunities

Meetings

  • Members generally attend four meetings per year at FIU or the office of a hosting Board member.

Dues

Members make an annual contribution of at least $2,000 to the Dean’s Program Development Fund, which supports board development activities and student scholarships. Dues should be paid by August 1st each year.