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Higher Education Advisory Council Call for Nominations

By May 8, 2015

One of the things that I most valued when I was a customer was feeling that the Foundation listened to me and valued what I had to say. As I met others who were as passionate about and successful with Salesforce on their campus, I banded them together as a customer-led Higher Education Advisory Council. When I joined the Foundation, it formally recognized the Council and, as the founder, I was honored to appoint the first officers and council members.

Now, a year later, we have implemented initiatives, adopted bylaws and set forth a nomination process for new members. If you or someone you know is a Salesforce evangelist, a Salesforce thought leader on campus, especially active in the Power of Us Hub and/or Success communities or a volunteer who spends time leading conference sessions, webinars or reference calls with peers, the Higher Education Advisory Council wants to hear about it.

Council members benefit from dedicated meetings with the Foundation; are consulted on solutions, products, events, community engagement and more; and are afforded leadership opportunities through Council initiatives like:

  • Higher Ed Office Hours to assist other higher ed institutions with their implementations
  • Higher Ed User Group
  • Committees that foster collaboration among schools (like the recent Force for Change Grant that was awarded to build a solution for the higher ed community)
  • Sessions with and partners to discuss and explore higher ed needs and solutions

There are other benefits as well:

  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with peers from across the nation
  • Recognition as experts for speaking opportunities and references
  • Acknowledgement as leaders in the Power of Us Hub customer community
  • Membership in private LinkedIn group to display on professional profile

Nominees will be interviewed this summer and new members will be invited to participate in the council meeting on Sept. 14, the Monday before Dreamforce.

Take a moment to review the Introduction to the Higher Education Advisory Council deck posted below. Then, nominate yourself or someone who would benefit the Salesforce higher ed community by being part of the council. Nominations are due by June 30. Spread the word!

Higher Education Advisory Council Nomination Form

About the Author
Kathleen Lueckeman is the director for higher education strategy at Previously, she worked at Wayne State University, serving as the marketing director, graduate admissions director and the senior director for CRM, overseeing an enterprise implementation of Salesforce on campus. She has spoken at numerous higher ed conferences, including Dreamforce, AACRAO, Banner Summit (now Ellucian Live), Campus Management, NAFSA and UBTech, and hosted the first Salesforce Higher Ed Summit. Follow her on Twitter: @klueckeman.