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Lending Expertise to the Society’s Leaders

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

Board Membership

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

  1. Official representatives of the Society’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 participate in the Board.

Strategic Planning

The Board of Adviser’s main role for the 2017-2018 period will be to assist the Society’s leadership in developing a strategic plan. The plan will map the Society’s growth for the medium term and provide tools to measure the Society’s progress and leadership performance.

Term Length

Board members sit for one-year terms, which may be renewed.


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