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Union Seeks Board Chair Applicants

December 25, 2020

The Carolina Union seeks student candidates to apply for the position of 2021-22 Chair of the Board of Directors. This high-profile position offers an opportunity to provide strategic vision for the Carolina Union and build a lasting impact on student life at UNC, while leading an organization that is essential to creating positive experiences for UNC students and the Carolina community.

The board chair will uphold the mission of the Carolina Union by leading and empowering the board to make critical decisions that will strengthen the experiences, programs, facilities, and services that the Union offers.

“Being Board Chair is an opportunity to work with fellow students, faculty and staff to make meaningful decisions about the Union’s operations and future," said current Board Chair Darian Abernathy, a senior from Hickory, NC. "It’s a very important role that has a big impact on how the Union serves the student body. I encourage any student who is interested to apply.”

Applications open on December 1. Interested candidates should complete the application by February 28, 2021. The application can be found at

Position Summary

The board chair serves as the representative of the board and the student face of the Carolina Union, while providing oversight in all aspects of the Board including finance, planning, student affairs, advancement, and other key areas.The Chair works closely with the Executive Director of the Carolina Union to ensure that the purpose and goals of the Board are met, as well as to set a strategic direction for the Board that aligns with the University and Carolina Union’s mission.

A successful candidate for the board chair should be engaging, self-driven, with a high-level commitment and passion to achieve ambitious goals that will affect the entire University. This person is a strategic thinker who is vigilant about asking questions and seeking knowledge to understand the opportunities, challenges, and threats that affect the organization’s big picture.

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