President's Advisory Groups


The Cabinet is the primary planning body of the University. The Cabinet is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the University and writing its strategic plan. It reviews and recommends approval of other major planning and policy documents to the University president.

Members have the responsibility of serving as a communication link between Cabinet and respective units. This communication, which must be reciprocal, involves anticipating issues, seeking perspective and advice, and sharing information before and after decisions are made.

CIELO President's Advisory Group

The President's Advisory Group for Inclusive Excellence (CIELO-PAG) is a subgroup of the larger Community for Inclusive Excellence, Leadership, and Opportunity (CIELO) Working Group and Affinity Groups.  The CIELO-PAG is chaired by the President's Liaison for Inclusive Excellence and meets regularly with the President to provide support, direct feedback, and information on matters of equity and inclusive excellence. 

For information regarding the CIELO Working Group, please visit the CIELO website to learn of specific activities such as the ASU Equity Retreats, Kindred Spirits, and affinity groups/learning communities including the Women's Affinity Group and the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. 

Executive Council

The mission of the Executive Council is to provide the best advice possible to the President regarding Board of Trustee relations, Foundation Board relations, governmental relations, and community relations.

It is also a forum for confidential discussions about legal and personnel matters. The focus of discussion is on tactical and immediate issues facing the university, whereas longer term planning and base building budgeting activities are reserved for the Cabinet.