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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS)




Liberal arts education is at the heart of the University of Denver. Our faculty, staff and students come together in a shared quest for knowledge of the human condition.

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Advisory Board

advisory board meeting fall 2012The Advisory Council for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences was founded in May 2011 by an appointed alumni taskforce.

Board members include nationwide alumni, and an annually elected student senator and CAHSS faculty member. They meet throughout the year to support and create recommendations for CAHSS leadership and faculty to improve students' liberal arts education.

The CAHSS Advisory Council offers its experience, expertise and energy to the leadership of the College to enrich the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences communities.

Collaborate with the divisions' leadership to:

  • Foster connections
  • Generate ideas that enhance CAHSS
  • Access additional resources
  • Strengthen CAHSS' broader communities

View the board roster and the biographies of each council member. 

The Advisory Council performs much of its work via three committees. These committees are chaired by an Advisory Council member. A chair holds the position for a renewable, two-year term. Committee members need not be Advisory Council members; rather, committees are made up of community leaders, CAHSS alumni and Advisory Council members.

Community Connections Committee

Description: This committee coordinates events to promote the engagement between CAHSS alumni, CAHSS students and community business leaders by providing opportunities for networking and professional development. This includes implementing CAHSS programs locally and nationally, such as salons, faculty lectures and the Distinguished Speaker Series, and advising and making recommendations regarding corporate/organizational partnership opportunities for CAHSS. Other committee responsibilities include implementing an CAHSS alumni awards program, informing the Council and Dean's office of current alumni events and issues that represent the interests of alumni, and advising the Dean's office on the CAHSS communication and stewardship plans.

Development Committee

Description: The Development committee advises and actively participates in the CAHSS annual Dean's appeal (annual fund) campaigns. Committee members advise and make recommendations regarding major gift opportunities and corporate/organization partnerships for CAHSS. Members also assist the CAHSS Director of Development with evaluating the need for CAHSS-specific events related to fundraising.

DU Liaison: Erin Dietrich, AHSS Director of Alumni Engagement

Student Engagement and Mentoring Committee

Description: This committee is responsible for creating and coordinating an undergraduate mentoring program, pairing current junior and senior CAHSS students with CAHSS alums with similar career interests and goals. These mentoring relationships allow both parties to experience mutually rewarding and fulfilling mentorship experiences. This committee is also responsible for creating engagement opportunities, such as the Courses to Careers event series. Liaise with the CAHSS student government entity.

DU liaison: Erin Dietrich, AHSS Director of Alumni Engagement

For more information about the Advisory Council or its committees, please email Erin Dietrich or call 303-871-3283.