The Creighton University Dental Alumni Advisory Board, the first of its kind to be established by individual schools and colleges of the University, was officially organized in 1968. Since that time it has assumed a role of importance in the determination of policy by contributing sound advice based upon practical experience. The Board meets twice a year with the administration, members of the faculty, and representatives of the student body to exchange ideas and make recommendations.
Members of the board keep the School apprised of the needs of the population segments they personally serve and the educational needs of graduates preparing to serve the same. They thereby contribute a very necessary element of practicality which is so important to the maintenance of relevancy between educational objectives and needs. Within their own geographic areas of influence, members represent the School, addressing themselves to such diverse endeavors as promoting favorable health legislation, initiating negotiations for educational compacts, and counseling prospective applicants.