College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Council

The purpose of the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Alumni Council is to strengthen the relationship between CLAS alumni, students, and the College. The CLAS Alumni Council will engage alumni to make meaningful connections and advance career opportunities for current students and the initiatives of the College. If you are a CLAS alumnus interested in making a meaningful impact at UNC Charlotte, we are currently accepting applications. 

The CLAS Alumni Council will provide value to CLAS through:

  • Increasing alumni representation and involvement with CLAS and UNC Charlotte
  • Serving as CLAS ambassadors in the community and at alumni events
  • Creating meaningful connections with CLAS students through networking, mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Development efforts to advance CLAS and its students 
  • Connect with faculty and staff of CLAS for mentoring and project involvement 
  • Supporting the importance of a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree 
     

Letter from the PRESIDENT

Dear Fellow Alumni, 

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has played an integral role in the development of its students, now alumni. As president of the College’s Alumni Council, I am focused on addressing three key areas of support to our alma mater.

  • Giving Back. We encourage alumni to do this by donating their time, expertise and resources.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our College and Alumni Council strive to represent various perspectives and experiences and to provide all members in our community with a voice.
  • Strategic Programming. We execute initiatives that support the holistic development of our students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Join me as we honor the past, embrace the present, and fearlessly shape the future.

—Andrew Baker ‘15

Andrew Baker, ‘15 is the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Alumni Council president. 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 in CLAS, 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, Baker 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, Andrew 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.

Baker is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Schaeffler Group 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-abilities bowling league, alongside his wife and founding CLAS Alumni Council President Emily Kupsky Baker ‘15.

He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the 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 recipient from the Student Niner Media organization at UNC Charlotte.

I WANT TO JOIN THE COUNCIL

2020-2021 Alumni Council Application