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Leaders Council Group Photo in front of the Design Center at Lampe Drive - 2021

Leaders Council

See the volunteers who help direct and shape the College of Design.

Our Mission

Leaders Council members promote the welfare of the college through advocacy, fundraising and service. Through member involvement and engagement, the Leaders Council advocates for design at NC State University and beyond.

Become a Leader

The Leaders Council is intentionally broadening its nominations process to attract a diverse and robust pool of design professionals and college advocates for a new class of members with terms beginning July 1.

The next recruitment cycle will begin in January 2024.

As a member of the College of Design Leaders Council, you can expect to:

  • Shape the future of one of the nation’s highest-ranked public design colleges.
  • Expand your professional network with other leaders in design.
  • Support initiatives that resonate with your values.

Reach out to Executive Director of Development, Jill Orr, with any questions.

Watch the below video to hear from a few of our current Leaders Council members.

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.

Got Questions?

Jill Orr

Executive Director of Development