Recognizing the school's need to establish strong ties with industrial and corporate constituents, the ECS Advisory Board was established in 1997. Renamed in 2001, the ECS Board of Advocates supports Baylor engineering and computer science programs in order to produce superior graduates in a faith-based, educational environment and ensures the success of the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science. Board members appraise the school on the educational and recruitment needs of the industrial/corporate/government sector; provide guidance on how concerns can be addressed in the context of the School's and University's missions; and suggests courses of action.
The Board of Advocates convenes twice annually. In fulfilling its mission, the ECS Board of Advocates will:
Members of the ECS Board of Advocates hold high-level positions in corporate, industrial, research, government or educational institutions. Each has indicated their willingness and availability to voluntarily assist the school and the board to execute their missions. All members of the ECS Board of Advocates support the mission of the school and embrace its Christian character. The size of the board is limited to approximately twenty members.