The following alumni boards host various events throughout the year.
Membership in the College of Business Alumni Association is automatic when an alum of the College becomes a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Involvement on the Dean’s Business Council and Gies Business Alumni Association board is by invitation only. The Gies Young Alumni Committee reviews applications for membership each year in June. Email if you would like to become involved. To stay up to date about the programming and achievements of these boards, review the events calendar and connect with the College on social media , , and .
Dean’s Business Council
The mission of the Dean’s Business Council (DBC) is to provide advice and counsel to the Dean and other members of the College in pursuit of the College’s overall goals. DBC members also serve as the ambassadors of the College to external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, alumni, corporate partners, prospective students and their parents, and the University at large.
View the current roster of DBC members
Gies Business Alumni Association
The mission of the Gies Business Alumni Association (GBAA) is to provide activities and services through which our alumni develop and maintain lifelong relationships with one another, the College, and the University. These activities and services focus on networking, career and educational opportunities, volunteer activities, occasional interaction with current students and support of their initiatives or programs, recognition of alumni achievements, and support of various awards and scholarships.
View the current roster of GBAA board members.
Gies Young Alumni Committee
The Gies Young Alumni Committee (GYAC) committee strives to foster good will among Business alumni 0 – 10 years post-graduation through professional programming, networking opportunities, and connection to both the College and the University. Follow the GYAC on and
Visit the GYAC website for more information.