The Student Recruitment Committee assists the University in the successful recruitment of top-tier students to Carolina. The growing size of the student body, as well as the increasing ability of other top universities to attract the best students via merit scholarships, makes the goal of this committee essential. During the 2011-2012 BOV year, this group's work expanded to focus on students who had been invited to participate in the Honors Carolina program, with BOV members supporting Carolina's success in increasing these top academic recruits.
The Student Career Services Committee will focus on assisting graduating Carolina students in entering the workforce. These committee members will use their backgrounds as professionals to help students identified to work with the BOV in this area.
Responding to the need for ongoing communication with state lawmakers, State Relations committee members address key University issues as they are affected by public policy. The committees build on the strong relationships many board members already have with state lawmakers. This group also works together to foster new relationships. Members of the State Relations committee are the first contacted when Carolina needs assistance with important legislative issues. More importantly, members educate lawmakers to enable them to thoughtfully consider Carolina's education, research and public service roles and goals. The committee works with Carolina's General Alumni Association, and reaches out to other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni supporters to advance the higher education and research cause.
Members of the Local Relations Committee support the University's Local Relations staff by advising Carolina on matters related to Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County. They stay informed about town and gown matters and help communicate the goals of the University to the local community.
Membership Involvement has the goal of making sure the Board is fulfilling its charge from the University's Board of Trustees to assist the Board of Trustees and Chancellor in activities that help advance the University. The focus is on how the Board of Visitors can improve membership satisfaction and the BOV's service to the University.
The Marketing Communications committee members discuss and advise University Relations on a host of issues related to Carolina. Also, members serve as an ongoing reference to the University, using their expertise in the field.