The Leadership of the Campus Y is the responsibility of our Cabinet, which is a collection of the leaders of 30 student-led committees that each concentrate on a specific social justice issue, the Campus Y Co-Presidents, and a supporting Executive Board. The makeup of our Cabinet is emblematic of the complexity of social justice: all issues are distinct, but interlocked.
This year’s Cabinet will attempt to embody the following values taken from the Co-president’s platform of 2016-2017:
The Y must strive to…
1) Be socially conscious and mindful in all its actions;
The Y should strive to be reflective, mindful, and evaluative in its actions. We should endeavor to evaluate our work within the context of oppressive societal systems, striving to make sustainable, ethical impact.
2) Be inclusive and representative;
If Y members are going to engage in critical discussions and take action on social issues, it is imperative that the views of those who are disproportionately affected by these issues are included in the discussion.
3) Be connected and transparent internally, to campus, and to the Chapel Hill community in both our infrastructure and dialogue; and
Internally, we must strive to be connected across committees, between Exec and Cabinet, between Cabinet and programs, between students and staff. Our strength as an organization is rooted in our multiplicity of focuses, approaches and initiatives which must serve to reinforce each other. The Y should actively seek out mutually beneficial partnerships and connect with other campus and community organizations.
4) Take a holistic approach to social justice.
In order to affect the most change, the Y’s work must reflect a balance of ethical service, advocacy and activism, and education.
Our Executive Board:
Alexander Peeples and Courtney Staton – email@example.com
- Purpose: anything and everything
- How they can help you: large scale issues with committee functions, contact information for Y staff, general support
Directors of Development
Eddy Fernandez and Rachel Zawadzki – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purpose: To expand the resources available to committees and the Y as a whole by providing organizational skill-building, funding (YFund), and committee consulting
- How they can help you: long term financial goals, providing resources related to goal setting / organizational structures for a leadership model or general committee
Directors of Outreach
Mistyre Bonds and Carlos Mendiola – email@example.com
- Purpose: To make the Y into a place where no issue, group or person, is marginalized through supporting social justice organizations across campus and engaging in social justice efforts beyond our campus.
- How they can help you: contacting other social justice organizations on campus, assistance with advocacy/activism through outreach taskforce.
Director of Communications
Kaitlin Harlow – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purpose: To manage and coordinate the development of content and the execution of publicity and media strategies for the Y
- How they can help you: logos, branding, websites, photography, video assistance, etc.
Director of Finance
Sid Iyer – email@example.com
- Purpose: To manage all committee accounts and improve the fiscal integrity of the Campus Y to better further the mission and functions of the Y.
- How they can help you: check requests, general financial concerns, SAFO transition 101
Director of Membership
Owen Conley – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purpose: To foster a community and an explorative environment within the Y and amongst our membership and to build relationships around campus to increase recruitment effectiveness with a particular interest in encouraging diversity
- How they can help you: membership recruitment, event planning, first year engagement
Director of Evaluations
Jessica Bolin – email@example.com
- Purpose: To foster critical thought and reflection across the Y, to assist with committee goal setting and to evaluate the work of the Y within a structural context
- How they can help you: resources related to ethics and sustainability of work, point groups, evaluations meetings
First-year Members at Large (FMALs)
Kipp Williams and Hannah Motley – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purpose: to add a first-year perspective into Y recruitment and operations
- How they can help you: first year recruitment!