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Our Councils

Dean's Advisory Councils

In addition to the Dean’s Leadership Team, the following Advisory Councils serve as sources of information and guidance to the Dean, providing a means for faculty and students to contribute to the governance of the School of Public Health, and ensuring independent, external counsel and assessment from public health, business, and government stakeholders.

External Advisory Council

Dean’s Office Liaison: Dean

The External Advisory Council (EAC) brings diverse community stakeholder perspectives to support and advise the School on community partnership strategies, public health service, academic curricula, workforce development, and other key initiatives. Since the External Advisory Council members are selected to represent a variety of perspectives and interests, there are no restrictions on who may serve on this Council.

The 2020-2021 EAC included these members

Meeting DatesAgendas
Oct 20, 2021Agenda
Jan 21, 2022Agenda
March 11, 2022Agenda
June 2022 (date TBD)
AY2020-2021All AY2020-2021 Agendas
Dec 2019Agenda

Faculty Council

Dean’s Office Liaison: Dean

The primary responsibilities of the Faculty Council are to: 1) advise the Dean, 2) act as a liaison between the SPH faculty and the Dean’s Office, and 3) support the Dean in development and review of programs, proposals, standards, and strategic opportunities. Faculty Council provides input to faculty governance and advises the Dean regarding administrative matters, operational mission, and policies. Faculty Council may be invited to conduct preliminary reviews of major changes in Bylaws, Guiding Statements, and other foundational documents prior to the Dean’s Office bringing these changes to the full Voting Faculty.

Meeting DatesAgendas
AY2020-2021All AY20-21 Agendas

Student Leadership Council

Students at a table outside looking at a laptop

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is the student governance  structure for the School of Public Health. SLC acts as the student voice for the School of Public Health. Our mission is to promote advocacy, collaboration, openness, respect, and equity among students. Student leadership council members work with their constituents, faculty, and administration to coordinate student events, provide valuable insight, and promote academic excellence.

SLC membership is open to all students in the School of Public Health. If you are interested in joining or attending a meeting to see what we are all about, send us an email at

For the latest SLC meetings and events, check out its site on PSU CONNECT here