Having proud representatives of Endicott College is essential in enhancing and shaping the future of the College. In order to have College spokespeople and ambassadors in key geographical areas, Endicott has established various boards and councils—each tasked with assisting Endicott in various ways, but all working toward the same overarching goal of supporting the growth and reputation of the College.
Here’s a closer look at the boards and councils that are currently in place.
Parents’ Advisory Council
As Endicott continues to develop and grow, the College’s president seeks to engage the community to discuss ways to enhance the Endicott experience. One critical voice within the Endicott community is that of parents who the College looks to for their thoughts on a variety of topics, including academics, internships, housing, and the social environment. This board has 40 members who are parents of current undergraduate students.
Board of Advisors: Beverly
Serving in an advisory role to the College, this board is comprised of leaders from the professional community who serve as advocates and have a desire to help improve the quality of teaching and learning at Endicott College by using their talent, resources, and connections. Each advisor is encouraged to provide expertise in their area of professional background. This board is comprised of 20 leaders from a diverse cross section of industries on the North Shore.
Board of Advisors: Connecticut, New York, East Coast Florida (Palm Beach Area), & West Coast Florida (Naples)
These many alumni, parents, and friends in key geographic regions help provide the College with presence, vision, and strategic planning. Each of these boards is comprised of 12-15 members who have a desire to advance the College’s mission.
Serving in an advisory capacity, the Alumni Council helps to enhance the mission of the College and motivate fellow alumni to engage with Endicott. The Council helps influence institutional direction and policy by providing insight and important perspective on key issues pertaining to the greater alumni community. There are 35 members who reflect different class years, majors, interests, and careers. The group supports alumni events throughout the year and hosts an annual silent auction during Homecoming and Family Weekend to raise funds for their endowed scholarship. Their scholarship currently sits just over $90,000.
The GOLD (Gulls of Last Decade) Leadership Council was established with the purpose of tailoring engagement between Endicott and alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. The Council is comprised of alumni from each year of the last decade who are interested in serving in a leadership role to help identify how to best serve and engage the younger alumni population. The Council helps execute strategies to increase participation with events and philanthropic support for the College. The Council hosts two to three events annually and participates in various College-wide campaigns such as Giving Day.
Angle Center for Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors
This Board is actively involved in helping shape the programming and events within the Angle Center for Entrepreneurship that are offered to the Endicott community and greater North Shore region in all areas of entrepreneurship. Advisors help plan such strategic events as the Center’s startup bootcamp and its annual business plan competition. Additionally, the board’s members bring their perspective on contemporary issues that are relevant to entrepreneurs. Such areas are, but not limited to, venture capital, design thinking, startup law, marketing, technology, and manufacturing. The board’s members often find their most rewarding work to be when they deliver workshops, provide mentorship to student entrepreneurs, speak in classes, and help to make professional connections for students. With 10-12 members, the board represents a wide swath of experiences and backgrounds, but all have one thing in common—wanting to help entrepreneurs achieve their business dreams.
All board members provide critical feedback to the College’s initiatives. If you are interested in learning more about any of the College’s boards or councils, contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement, David Vigneron, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-2376.