(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) Bette Bergeron, dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, has announced formation of the School's Executive Advisory Board, whose members include SIUE alumni, educators, corporate executives, business owners, local philanthropists and community leaders.
The advisory board held its first meeting recently with a kickoff luncheon at the University.
"The board is a diverse and prestigious group of educational and community leaders that will provide the School with critical insight into their perspectives regarding students, programs and outreach initiatives," Bergeron
said the advisory board "will have a full agenda," but believes one role will be especially critical.
"Perhaps most importantly," Bergeron
said, "advisory board members will provide us with feedback on how the School of Education can work in collaborative and innovative ways to address the needs of children and families across the Metro-East
The Executive Advisory Board members can be considered our 'eyes and ears' within the community."
Bev George, SIUE alumna and owner of Bev George & Associates, said she is truly excited to chair the new advisory board.
"We have a fabulous group of people from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, eager to lend their visions to the exciting ventures of the School of Education," George said.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the charter members of this board," Bergeron