Jaylen D. Evans, a junior Health Policy and Management major from Greensboro, has been selected as Chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors for the 2019-20 academic year. Evans will succeed the current Board Chair, senior Jordan Bermudez, in April.
In his three years on campus, Evans has been deeply involved in student life at UNC and with the Union. He is currently the Vice President of Programming for the Carolina Union Activities Board, Assessment and Development Coordinator with the Carolina Union, and an NC Fellow. Evans has also served as a Select Member for UNC’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion. He is also a member of the Mu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
“Simply put, the Carolina Union is home for me and our greater Carolina community,” Evans said. “The Carolina Union to me means service to the University, and more importantly to our students to ensure success.”
In his role a Board Chair, Evans will provide leadership and oversight in all aspects of Union operations, including finance, planning, student affairs, advancement, and other key areas. He will be responsible for ensuring that the purpose and goals of the Board are met, as well as setting a strategic direction that aligns with the University and Union’s mission.
Evans said he wants to ensure that the Union plays an increasingly important role in the lives of all students: “My interest lies in magnifying the Carolina Union as a platform for student growth in any capacity, whether the building engages students as an employee or just as a study space.”