The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched its first Dean’s Advisory Board, bringing together diverse alumni and friends of the College to help procure financial support and placement opportunities for students and to serve as ambassadors and advocates for College programs. The Advisory Board has already begun work to support student career readiness and to help open doors for additional internships or job opportunities for College of Humanities and Social Sciences graduates. It is also exploring ways to supply additional financial support to students. “We know that our students are strapped for money,” explains Dean Kara Rabbitt. “When the State was covering 70% of the cost of your education, you could cover the remaining costs by working. This is not possible anymore for our students, since the state now covers only about 30% of the cost of their education. They need help in the form of scholarships to complete their degrees without crippling levels of debt.” The Dean’s Advisory Board is comprised of alumni from majors across the College and in diverse fields. Participants include those working in labor relations, non-profit work, corporate law, and government advocacy, among others.