A member dean or director serves as chair of the Deans Summit and is supported by Volcker Alliance staff. The chair serves a two-year term with the option to extend their service for a second term. The chair is selected by the outgoing chair in consultation with the Volcker Alliance.
Dean Carissa Slotterback of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburg currently serves as the chair of the Deans Summit. Dean Slotterback succeeds Dean Trevor Brown of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and founding chair Angela Evans, dean emeritus of the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin. The Volcker Alliance assists the chair with coordination, project management, facilitation, documentation, and other supporting activities related to the Deans Summit.
The chair is supported by a steering committee of 8-12 Deans Summit members, appointed by the chair in consultation with the Volcker Alliance. The steering committee meets annually, typically over the summer, to reflect on progress, consider future priorities, and attend to any administrative or governance matters.