Thank you for your interest in the School of Management Dean's Council. The Dean's Council provides a critical link between the students in the School of Management and the School's administration. The monthly meetings are an important venue where myself, as well as the other deans can share significant school information with council members. The council meetings also serve as a portal where students can share vital and timely feedback to the school's administration.
Membership in the council is considered a high honor and only students who are willing to make the commitment to serve the school should consider applying for membership in this organization. To belong, members must have obtained a certain grade point average and must have earned the recommendation of a faculty member.
I value the contributions of this organization. The actions taken by the council serve to enhance our school and our program's reputations. We have high expectations for this council, and I look forward to continuing to share in the success of the Council's efforts.
The Jindal School of Management Dean’s Council was established in April 2008 as the primary student organization designed to provide feedback to the Deans of Jindal School of Management (JSOM). The Council is comprised of a select group of undergraduate and graduate students who have been hand-selected to serve on the Council. Council members complete an application process and must receive a faculty recommendation before being considered by the Dean’s office for membership. Undergraduate Council members must have completed one semester at UT Dallas and must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Graduate student members need to have completed 9 semester credit hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
The Council meets regularly to assist the Deans with two important objectives:
The mission of the Dean’s Council was proposed and adopted on October 12, 2008. The mission reads as follows:
The Jindal School of Management Dean’s Council is dedicated to improving and growing the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management reputation locally, regionally and globally; and committed to protecting and supporting student concerns and working tirelessly with the Jindal School of Management leadership to improve the collegiate experience of all students, both inside and outside the classroom.
The motto “Duty with Dignity” was adopted by the Council in January 2011. It represents the true essence of what it means to be a council member. Members understand that to serve, they must always be dignified and respectful. Council members also understand and accept that to have the honor of membership, there is a responsibility to serve – Thus member of the council serve the Jindal School of Management gladly serve and always remember that “Duty with Dignity” is essential.
The Dean’s Council has many objectives including but not limited to the following:
The Dean’s Council meets monthly to address important current concerns and initiative relating to the following:
Membership on the Dean’s Council is highly competitive and distinguished. Membership on the Council means direct access to the Dean and the Associates Deans of the JSOM.
The Council plays a critical role in facilitating change within the school, and Council members take significant pride and belief in all their efforts.
Those students who are awarded membership can also enjoy the benefit of placing the prestigious student organization on their resume. Employers can easily see that members of the Council are prominent student leaders in the UTD community. Both the academic and student experience have been improved because of the establishment of this important organization.
Hello, my name is Ankit Takallapaly and I am currently pursuing my MS in Management Information Systems. I have been associated with the Dean's Council for a semester. As the Graduate Leader of the Dean's Council my goal is to help improve the experience a student is entitled to at the Jindal School and at the same time work towards cultivating Brand JSOM. I am an outdoors person, who in his free time loves to go on camping trips. If you have anything that you would like to talk to me about please feel free to e-mail me. Email
Hello, my name is Clay Williams and I am currently a Senior in Management Information Systems. I have been with the Dean's Council for a year and served as co-leader of the Undergrad Dean's Council for one semester. Previously, I have worked with the Careers committee to help find new ways to connect students with employers and to encourage students to apply early for internships. My goal for next semester is to ensure every student that is looking for an internship has every tool available to do so. I look forward to working with the next generation of Dean's Council members and the exciting direction that the School of Management is heading. Email
My name is Brian Childs and I am a Senior studying Finance and Economics. I have been with the Dean's Council for two years and have previously led a Dean's Council committee before becoming Co-leader of the council last spring. In my time on the Dean's Council, I have helped organize the Student Organization Carnival and improve participation in the Business Week surveys. My vision for the Dean's Council is for it to become an establishment in the JSOM that aids organizations and makes a real difference in the lives of JSOM students. I am excited to see where the JSOM is headed and I can it wait to work with the next group of Dean's Council members that will help it get there. Email
Hello, This is Naveen Krishna Neelam and I am doing my Masters in Information Technology and Management. I have been associated with the Dean's Council since the last semester and served as the Co-Secretary. The main reason I love to work with the Dean's Council is that it gives me a platform to give it back to school for all it has done to me. Working with the Council has been a wonderful experience.It helps you grow as a person and also helps in providing the students of JSOM a better environment. The pace at which JSOM is growing makes our job at the Council a interesting one. Email
Hello, my name is Gaurav Kalra, Graduate Student majoring in Information Technology and Management. I have been there with Dean’s Council for a semester now and got a chance to contribute my ideas and efforts in different events at the School of Management. I feel honored to serve the council as Co-Secretary of the graduate side as it gives me a chance to pay back for the values and pride the institution has offered us. My goal is to make the correct resources available to the students at JSOM so that they can make right decisions for their career. Apart from work, I like being involved in music and connecting with people around. Email
Hello , My Name is Abhinav Puskuru majoring in Information Technology and Management . I have been associated with the Dean¹s Council for a semester. I love the gamut of design that spans fashion to hand coding semantic standards complaint code. I serve as a Webmaster in the Dean¹s Council. My main goal is to bridge the gap between Deans Council and students of JSOM through various forms of media and internet. When I am away from work, I would love to get myself indulged in tours and camping trips. Email
The Dean’s Council is here to serve our management students. If you have a concern regarding the Naveen Jindal School of Management, such as an issue that you have come across, or if you have a suggestion on a project the council should work on, please email Dr. Monica Powell.
If there is an issue that you believe the council should address, please provide Dr. Powell both the problem and your recommended solution in the email.
Council Meeting Dates- Fall 2014:
Council Meeting Dates- Spring 2015:
The application for the Dean’s Council can be found at the link at the bottom of this page. Complete an online application and submit by the deadline posted below. Only online applications will be accepted. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications for membership will be reviewed and the candidates who will move to the next step in the process for membership will be contacted via email with a link to schedule an interview time with the Membership Committee. When the interview process is complete, students who are selected to join the Dean’s Council will be notified via email. Those who will not be invited this semester will also be notified via email.
To apply, each candidate must adhere to the following guidelines:
All Council members may only miss one monthly meeting per semester. Meetings are held on selected Saturday mornings between 10:00-12:30. The Dean’s Council is inclusive of students who represent all degree programs in the Jindal School of Management.
Fall 2014 DEADLINES:
Dean’s Council members can be dismissed for any conduct unbecoming of a council member. The responsibility to serve with dignity and dedication is a requirement of membership in this organization.
Please note there are limited openings per semester for Dean’s Council new membership. If you not selected in the current semester, the Dean’s Council Membership Committee encourages JSOM students to apply again in a future semester.