New Chair of UC Berkeley CED Advisory Council - Sylvia Kwan / by Elaine Chan

Co-founder Sylvia Kwan takes on the prestigious and esteemed role of being Chair of UC Berkeley CED Dean's Advisory Council for the 2015 year. Big things are already in motion for the department!

Dean's Advisory Council

The CED Dean's Advisory Council is a select group of alumni and friends who care deeply about the College of Environmental Design and serve as its ambassadors with fellow CED alumni, alumni of the University, and others whose professional and philanthropic interests align with CED's purpose.

Membership in the Dean's Advisory Council is by invitation of the dean of the college. Council members provide strategic planning advice to assist the dean in promoting CED to constituencies beyond the campus, as well as encouraging alumni and others to make gifts to the college. Members also bring their external expertise to the college, informing the dean about notable trends in the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning fields to help shape CED's activities, programming, and facilities development.

The CED Dean's Advisory Council evolved out of the CED Alumni (CEDA) board of directors, founded in 1990, which for almost two decades served the college by organizing events and programs such as the annual Distinguished Alumni Award Program and the CED Mentorship Program. In 2010 the CEDA board redefined and reformed itself as the CED Dean's Advisory Council.

  Through rigorous research and scholarship, design excellence, innovative pedagogy, open debate, craft and skill-building, critical and theoretical practice, and insights from both the academy and professional practice, the College of Environmental Design provides leadership to address the world’s most pressing urban challenges.

 

Through rigorous research and scholarship, design excellence, innovative pedagogy, open debate, craft and skill-building, critical and theoretical practice, and insights from both the academy and professional practice, the College of Environmental Design provides leadership to address the world’s most pressing urban challenges.