About the Council


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Council Leadership

Andrew Baker, Alumni Council President

Andrew Baker ’15 is the Alumni Council president for the two Colleges. He keeps himself motivated with this popular, inspirational quote: “Honor the past, embrace the present, and build towards the future.” The philosophy guided him through his time as an undergraduate, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Mass Media Concentration, with a double minor in Journalism and Religious Studies.

Immediately after graduation, Andrew participated as a board member on the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Chapter for five years. He served as President from 2018-20. During his tenure, he helped streamline many of the organizational structures and processes that scaffolded programs like the 10 Under Ten Awards, Dollars for Scholars, Senior Send-Off, Hops and Headshots and Young Alumni Signing Day, nurturing them into annual events. He continues his involvement as a major investor on the planning committees for UNC Charlotte fundraisers Niner Nation Gives and the Green Tie Gala. He also participated in the early rebranding discussions for the Charlotte 49ers Department of Athletics.

Andrew is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Autobell® Car Wash and is also an asset to the greater Charlotte community through his development and philanthropic efforts. He is a game day announcer for the Miracle League during the fall and spring seasons, and during the summer and winter, hosts a diverse ability bowling league, Dream to Achieve, alongside his wife, founding CLAS Alumni Council President Emily Kupsky Baker ’15.

His numerous honors include the 2023 Most Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at UNC Charlotte, 2021 10 Under Ten Award at UNC Charlotte, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2020 STANDOUT Charlottean, the 2018 YUSA 30 Under 30 award, the 2018 Elevate Lifestyle 30 Under 30 award, and the 2017 Distinguished Alumni award from the Student Niner Media organization at UNC Charlotte.

Council Composition

The leadership team shall include:

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Secretary

All positions shall be nominated and voted on by the board members. President and President-Elect positions shall serve a one-year term. The President-Elect will move into President position after the first year term.

Council Objectives

Objectives of the Alumni Council include:

  • Support the Dean of each College by helping to support college initiatives
  • Attend College and UNC Charlotte sponsored activities
  • Encourage involvement of alumni in College and UNC Charlotte programs
  • Represent the Colleges and UNC Charlotte at community events
  • Be an active participant on the board by attending and preparing for meetings, participating in designated committee meetings and activities, and recommending programs or thoughtful improvements to the board.
  • Seek opportunities to network and mentor students in and out of the classroom
  • Participate in donor stewardship efforts
  • Make an annual financial contribution to Alumni Designated fund (suggested minimum $250)

Council Terms

Council members shall be voted to a one-year term of office. Members may request an additional year term following the end of their first-year term.

Meeting and Attendance Requirements

The College Alumni Council shall hold four quarterly meetings per year. Any member who is absent from two Council meetings shall be considered to have resigned unless otherwise determined by the leadership team. Council meetings shall last 1.5 hours unless otherwise noted.

Alumni Council Bylaws

For more information about the Bylaws, see: College Bylaws.