Name of Board/Commission: College Advisory Board

Date: 05/03/2019

Authority for Creation: The authority for establishing the College Advisory Board was created by a resolution adopted by the City Council on June 21, 2010.

Purpose/Function: The purpose of the College Advisory Board shall be to advise the City Council regarding matters that are of interest to students who are enrolled in full-time colleges and universities in Winston-Salem which, in turn, will encourage the retention of college graduates in Winston-Salem.

Method of Appointment: Twelve members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Two students and one alternate will be nominated by each college or university, the Leadership Quad, or any other interested college student-oriented agencies or organizations. Members shall be representative of the diversity present in the community. Members' shall suggest and contribute ideas  to economic development projects that will appeal to college students and young professionals; advocating for public transit availability and accessibility at various colleges and universities; voicing concerns and resources pertaining to off- campus students housing issues involving landlords, property managers, and fair housing matters; actively engaging in learning about community leadership opportunities that will encourage and foster partnerships with colleges and universities as well as young professionals; and encouraging college students to remain in Winston-Salem after graduation.

Number of Members: Twelve

Terms of Office: One year, coinciding with the traditional academic calendar (August to May)

Meeting Date and Time: Once a quarter

Chief Staff Person Title Telephone Number
Wanda Allen-Abraha Human Relations Director 336-734-1226

Current Membership - College Advisory Board

City Council Appointments

School Represented Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
FTCC Matthew Cosgrove WM 1 Annual
FTCC Alan LaMantia WM 1 Annual
UNCSA Shannon Kelly WF 1 Annual
UNCSA Nina Walker BF 2 Annual
UNCSA Maura Wetzel WF 2 Annual
WSSU Emana Carroll BF 3 Annual
WSSU AyerJhanae Winchester BF 1 Annual
WSSU Keyonna Bryant BF 1 Annual
WSSU Taylor Walker BF 1 Annual
WSSU DezMony Toney BM 1 Annual

(AF - Asian Female)

Special Notes:

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than one year & seven months of the term has expired).
0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than one year & six months of the term has expired).


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