The LGBT Advancement Council

The LGBT Advancement Council plays a vital role in the work of the LGBT Resource Office. Its primary focus is fundraising for the LGBT Priority Fund which helps to ensure the Resource Office’s capacity to meet the needs of our students through programming, scholarships, service learning, and professional development at regional and national conferences. Additionally, the Advancement Council is involved in exploring the strategic direction of the Resource Office, as well as assisting in creating an increased awareness of the vital importance of the work of the Resource Office among alumni and community members across the region.

Advancement Council members include alumni, faculty, staff, and community members who are meeting the vision of East Carolina University in creating the environment for student success and playing a role in regional transformation through our programming and educational events. Annual fundraising includes the “Love Wins” event every fall. The Council will play an integral role in planning the Grand Opening of the new Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center in ECU’s new Student Center, projected to open in January 2019. Once complete, our new home will be the largest LGBTQ center in the UNC system.

The LGBT Advancement Council
Brad Collier, Co-Chair
Kylene Dibble, Co-Chair

Dr. Will Banks
Dr. Bob Edwards
Terri Edwards
Joe Esparza
Kathy Hill
Dr. Jesse Peel
Dr. Steven Schmidt
Dr. Anne Ticknor
Gerald Vega