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The Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences works alongside student organizations and university faculty to enhance and improve student life at UNC-Chapel Hill. By actively finding ways to connect students, the department hopes to act as both a center for advocacy and an instigator of opportunities on campus.


Meet Hunter

Hunter Vaughan (he/him/his), usgcampuslife@unc.edu

Hunter Vaughan serves as the Director of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences on the Cabinet of the Richards Administration.

Hunter is a junior from Bermuda Run, NC double majoring in Business Administration and Public Policy with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. On campus and in the area, he is involved with the Kenan-Flagler Nonprofit & Public Sector Club, serves as the Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Sigma of Chi Psi, and as a youth baseball coach at South Durham Little League. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he took a stop-out year to work with Because Baseball, a nonprofit based in Cairo, Egypt. Hunter currently serves as Director of Communications for the organization.

Hunter’s goals for this upcoming year are to help students feel connected and plugged in, bridge gaps in social networks within the student body, review the accessibility and state of campus infrastructure, pursue the goals set forth in the administration’s platform, and organize opportunities to make campus a place that fosters connection and excitement as we safely transition back toward in-person experiences.


Assistant Directors

Meet Caroline

Carolina Harris, caroharr@live.unc.edu

Caroline Harris serves as the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life as part of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences for the Richards Administration.

Meet Taylor

Taylor Corpening, tncorp@live.unc.edu

Taylor Corpening serves as the Assistant Director of Facility Services and Operations as part of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences for the Richards Administration.

Meet Ellie

Ellie Blackburn, elliehb@live.unc.edu

Ellie Blackburn serves as the Assistant Director of First Year Student Experience as part of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences for the Richards Administration.

Meet Esther

Esther Eikins, esthero@live.unc.edu

Esther Eikins serves as the Assistant Director of Out-of-State and Transfer Life as part of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences for the Richards Administration.

Meet Jarod

Jarod Godwin, jgodwin6@live.unc.edu

Jarod Godwin serves as the Assistant Director of Event Planning and CUAB Liaison as part of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences for the Richards Administration.


Department Initiatives for the Richards Administration

Reformed Sexual Violence Training in Greek Life – The Richards Administration plans to partner with Panhellenic, IFC, MGC, and NPHC to analyze shortcomings in past and current sexual violence training in order to create an informed and improved system moving forward that ensures all students in greek life feel safe and protected. 

Equity in Campus Dining Services – The Department of Campus Life & Student Experiences plans to work with CDS staff to create a more transparent and equitable way of offering food to students with dietary or religious restrictions.

Campus Connection Opportunities – The Department of Campus Life & Student Experiences plans to partner with CUAB in organizing opportunities for students to connect and engage with each other on campus. At a University as large as Carolina, it can take intentionality to feel plugged in, and the Richards Administration aims to make that as easy as possible. 

First-Semester at UNC Pass/Fail Advocacy – The Department plans to partner with other cabinet departments and UNC faculty to advocate for a pass/fail option for first-year or transfer students’ first semester at Carolina. At a University as academically rigorous as UNC, this would allow students to ease into their college experience here without being overwhelmed by the immediate difficulty shock. 

Campus Infrastructure Accessibility Review – The Department plans to work with UNC Facility services leadership in reviewing the accessibility and state of campus infrastructure in an effort to better make Carolina a place for all.