Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors advises, suggests, and recommends strategies to the Center for Latin American Studies in order to enhance the University’s position as a distinguished institution that emphasizes teaching, research, and public service related to Latin America and the Caribbean. The Board assists CLAS in working with local, regional, national, and global constituents to foster awareness, facilitate networking, and attract resources to support its mission within the University. The Board of Advisors assists the Provost, the Director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Board of Visitors of UCIS, and the Director of CLAS in evaluating and improving the Center’s educational, research, and public service programs. The CLAS Board of Advisors is composed of distinguished individuals from Pittsburgh businesses, media, and the community who have a strong interest in the Latin American region. The Chair of the Board of Advisors is normally a member of the UCIS Board of Visitors. The Director of CLAS recommends individuals to be named to the Board of Advisors. These individuals are appointed by the Director of the University Center for International Studies for three-year terms of service. The Board formally meets twice a year, usually in May and September. In addition, the Board may meet at other times as recommended by the Chair of the Board of Advisors and the Director of CLAS. The Board of Advisors delivers an annual report of its activities to the UCIS Board of Visitors, which normally meets in October.