Where Deans Go for Guidance

in BU Today Features, MET News
December 15th, 2011

BU Today published an article today that looks at the rise of advisory boards at Boston University and the important role they play in shaping the future of different areas within the University. Currently, at President Brown’s request, all 16 colleges, the athletics department, and the Marsh Chapel have active advisory boards. Metropolitan College is presented in the article as an example where advice from an advisory board member lead to the implementation of successful new programs and educational opportunities for professionals in the health informatics field.

When MET Dean Jay Halfond was on the hunt for cutting-edge programs that would prepare the college’s students for new and burgeoning professions, he turned to his board of advisors. Board member Andrei Soran (MET’92), CEO of Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, had two words—health informatics.

Metropolitan College has forty-five Advisory Board members, five of which have been added in just the past few months, with whom Dean Halfond meets as a group once or twice annually, individually throughout the year, and continuously in email communication.  It is an impressive and diverse group of accomplished and committed individuals—who believe in the mission of Metropolitan College and are continually impressed with its accomplishments.

To find out more about the impact of advisory boards on the BU community, read the full article on BU Today.