University Economic Development Association


Explore Committees

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 email us ( if you would like to join 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.

Membership & Research Committee

The Membership & Research Committee expands the reach of UEDA to attract and retain members to the organization. The committee also develops new strategies to elevate UEDA programs and resources. The 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. 

Development Committee

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.

Finance Committee

The finance committee works with the UEDA treasurer to monitor the organization’s financial health and explore opportunities for technical assistance, grants, and partnerships.