Designlife board members act as advocates for the College and offer advice to College leadership. They also help the College by implementing strategy that builds support for and increases the network of the college, including fundraising, facilitation of the Leaders Council, the Designlife Award and related Gala. Board members also promote a closer relationship between the College and the professional design community it serves, as well as, providing professional resources to supplement educational experiences through internships and visiting opportunities.
Established in 2010, the Leaders Council of the NC State University College of Design is a select group of outstanding alumni and friends from across the country who have distinguished themselves in the design professions. Members of the Leaders Council advise the College of Design in a number of important ways, including high-level strategic planning, branding and positioning, current trends in the professions, and student mentoring. They also serve as advocates for the College of Design, promoting collaboration, developing networking opportunities, and expanding the College’s visibility and raising its profile.