Faculty Advisory Board
The mission of the Committee is to integrate support for the Center’s mission with strategic planning and budgeting in order to facilitate development of the Center’s areas of excellence—support for faculty research, university and community programming, student scholarships, and staff support. The Committee consists of twelve faculty members drawn from the Center's Core Faculty, the Director of CLAS, the Associate Director of CLAS and the Librarian of the Latin American Studies Collection ex officio. Faculty members are appointed by Director, in a way to assure representation of the three main divisions in the faculty (humanities, social sciences, and professional schools), as well as to maintain, as nearly as possible, a balance of faculty ranks and genders. Faculty members serve three-year terms. CLAS Director chairs the Committee. It meets twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring terms, with additional meetings if needed; joint meetings with CLAS’s Student Advisory Committee will also be scheduled as needed.