Lending Expertise to the Council’s Leaders

The Council’s Board of Advisors is a volunteer committee that provides advice to the Council’s Board of Governors. The board brings together experienced members of the business, nonprofit, higher education, and foreign policy communities to ensure the Council’s scholarly, philanthropic, and professional development programs are an effective resource for members and the general public.

Board Membership

The Council is currently forming the first advisory board. Members will be drawn from five general groups:

  1. Representatives of the Council’s partner organizations;
  2. Faculty advisors from chapters of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority;
  3. Representatives of the national organization for the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority;
  4. University representatives; and
  5. Individual volunteers who can contribute to the Board by virtue of their background, experience, or institutional affiliations.

Volunteers do not need a Delta Phi Epsilon affiliation to join the Board.


Advisors receive free access to all public and private Council events, as well as regular briefings on the Council’s activities. Our advisors will also receive special recognition on our website, in our annual report, and at events.

Term Length

Board members sit for one-year terms, which may be renewed. Advisors are asked to participate in an annual meeting with the Council’s Board of Governors and will receive briefings from the Council’s President each quarter.

Strategic Planning

The Board of Adviser’s main role for the 2018-2019 period will be to assist the Council’s leadership in developing a strategic plan. The plan will map the Council’s growth for the medium term and provide tools to measure the Council’s progress and leadership performance.


To be considered for the Board of Advisors, individual volunteers should be nominated by two Council members. To submit a nomination, please use the form linked in the column to the right (requires login).