Committees and Action Teams
Our members are our greatest resource to the success of the organization. We encourage you to share your knowledge and expertise to contribute to our organizational momentum by being active participants on one of our several committees.
Review the committee descriptions below and complete our UEDA Committee Interest Form if you would like to be considered for a particular committee.
Awards of Excellence Committee
The Awards of Excellence Committee develops and manages the Awards of Excellence program. The Awards Committee works to refine the Awards process, solicit qualified initiatives from across the globe, and judge the applications on predefined criteria.
Summit Planning Committee
The Summit Planning Committee coordinates the Annual Summit and engages top-level speakers and participants. The committee develops a theme, conducts a call for speakers, and reaches out to potential keynote speakers. The committee also recruitments sponsors and exhibitors for the Summit to support adequate revenue from the Summit.
Journal Editorial Board Committee
The Journal Editorial Board Committee collaborates with other UEDA committees, staff, and member institutions to identify, gather, and publish scholarly articles exploring best practices in university economic development. These articles are then recommended for publication in the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education (JEDHE).
Membership & Marketing Committee
The Membership & Marketing Committee works to expand the reach of UEDA by developing strategies to attract and retain members to the organization. The committee also develops new marketing efforts to elevate UEDA programs and resources.
Member Value Committee
The Member Value Committee provides leadership in advancing and managing membership benefits such as the UEDA+ program, webinars, and regional events. The committee also helps to ensure the organization is providing value to all members.
The Development Committee works with UEDA staff to secure financial support for the organization that help to drive special initiatives for the organization and offset costs of the Annual Summit. The committee evaluates opportunities to attract sponsors, advertisers, and the pursuit of grant funding to support the activities proposed by the other committees and staff.
Professional & Organizational Growth & Scholarship (POGS) Committee
The POGS Committee works to develop a stronger value proposition for UEDA membership by providing information and resources to advance higher education economic development as a sector, as well as advancing the knowledge base of those within the sector. The committee plans resources and programming that allows individuals to grow within their positions and organizations to innovate within their regions, both with a national perspective.