The Carolina Union is proud to announce Merrick Osborne as the 2015–2016 Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) President. Osborne was interviewed by the Carolina Union Board of Directors and a panel of Carolina Union full-time staff. The Board of Directors finalized the selection during their January 21, 2015 meeting. In addition to his role as CUAB President, Osborne will serve as Vice Chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors.
Osborne has been actively involved in CUAB since the end of his first year at Carolina. He served as South Campus Committee chair for 2014–2015 and the Comedy Committee chair for 2013–2014. Through these experiences, Osborne developed a greater understanding and appreciation of leadership. He hopes to provide that same learning environment for others as CUAB President.
Osborne, a junior from Charlotte, NC, is already visible on campus through other leadership positions. He serves as co-chair of Diversity and Inclusiveness in Collegiate Environments (DICE) and vice president of the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He also keeps busy academically as a psychology and business double major with a minor in Spanish for the professions, and he participates in research with the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) and McNair Scholars Program.
As CUAB President, Osborne looks forward to continued growth for the organization itself and its relationships: “I am excited to take this opportunity to improve CUAB’s own processes and programming and also build on our campus relationships to connect different organizations and populations of Carolina.”
In this role, Osborne will not plan individual programs, but will oversee the various CUAB committees that plan events for areas of campus. He’s excited to get more students involved in the committees, stating that he wants to “look at different ways of attracting and engaging all students through innovative programming throughout the year.”