Board For Student Success Member Responsibilities

NC State’s Board for Student Success is a volunteer advocacy and fundraising advisory board, operating in support of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA). DASA promotes the success of the whole student at NC State by working to prepare students to succeed academically, professionally and personally; to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning; and to become informed, engaged and productive citizens.

Consistent with theories of student development and best practices across higher education, DASA provides a holistic approach to student success, integrating student transition, socialization, wellness efforts, along with curricular, co-curricular, and academic support programs. Through these efforts, DASA and its 40+ departments and programs enable students to achieve, graduate, and realize their full potential:

  • Build inclusive and diverse student communities that support active learning and personal and professional development.
  • Provide high-impact experiences and learning opportunities that promote intellectual growth, cultural and self-awareness, leadership, teamwork, and creative & critical thinking.
  • Provide residential environments that are safe, innovative, and that connect students to life at the university.
  • Provide academic, cultural, health and recreational opportunities (both curricular and co-curricular) that support the development of well-rounded, informed, and intellectually engaged leaders and citizens.
  • Provide advising, coaching, and tutoring services that empower students to be self-directed and lifelong learners.


Through active involvement and engagement, the Board for Student success will promote the welfare and development of DASA through advocacy, fundraising, and service. Members will be effective spokespersons for the role DASA plays in student success at NC State. Through their contacts, members will be liaisons for generating interest in DASA programs and initiatives and for helping to develop the private financial resources necessary to support and strengthen DASA’s exceptional programs and units.

Membership Qualifications:

  • Interest and/or knowledge in DASA’s programming and its mission in delivering programs that are critical to student success.
  • Ability and willingness to implement the mission of the board.
  • Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome.

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Serve as ambassadors and advocates for DASA and NC State as a whole.
  • Make a leadership gift/pledge to DASA—either unrestricted to support student success or designate an area.
  • Support the DASA fundraising efforts by helping to identify prospective board members and/or donors. Open doors by:
    • Reviewing lists of names of alumni, parents and friends in your area.
    • Identifying those you know or those whom you would be willing to reach out to on behalf of NC State.
    • Sending notes or e-mails, make phone calls to selected individuals.
    • As time permits, join development officers on cultivation calls.
  • Consider corporate connections and share ways that representatives from NC State can strengthen corporate partnerships with an eye toward giving.Make attendance at board meetings (bi-annual) and any ad-hoc meetings a priority. Meetings will provide access to university leadership and informative presentations.
  • Host or take an active role in additional networking and special events.


  • Members are selected to serve a three-year term, renewable for one additional three-year term based on exceptional service and recommendation of the Vice Chancellor & Dean, Board President, or the Executive Director of Development. Following a second term, members must rotate off the board for a minimum of one year before re-nomination to the Board.
  • The term of membership shall begin with the members’ first meeting and new members can join the board at any meeting.

Contact Information:

DASA Development Office
Campus Box 7301
Raleigh, NC 27695-7301

Nicole Peterson

Executive Director of Development, DASA

Josh Privette
Assistant Director of Development, DASA