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The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet in the Taylor Administration is dedicated to supporting the executive branch’s effective functioning. The Chief of the Cabinet’s mission is to ensure seamless coordination among various branches, facilitate internal communication, and provide strategic assistance to the President and executive leaders. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet aims to work diligently to uphold the administration’s vision, foster collaboration, and serve as a vital link between the student government and the broader UNC community.

The department’s priorities include:

  1. Supporting Basic Needs Initiatives and Efforts on Campus. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet is working with Student Affairs and the Office of Student Aid and Scholarships to create a robust network of food pantries and lobby for a central location in the union while also working to develop a center for basic needs that aims to promote financial literacy and wellbeing.
  2. Promoting safe and healthy public discourse. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet aims to partner with the UNC Program for Public Discourse, among others, to develop programming meant to promote a culture of positive conversation in response to disagreement and opposition.
  3. Supporting the needs and aims of the UNC Executive Branch Cabinet. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet aims to support all functions of the Cabinet and its Co-Directors as a first priority in order to increase student engagement and support the UNC Student body.
  4. Developing and facilitating Leadership Development Opportunities. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet aims to conduct leadership development training and discussions to promote collaborative and effective leadership with the intention of inspiring other students to step into various leadership positions in and outside of UNC Student Government.
  5. Coordinating Executive Branch Operations to build a more responsive Student Government. The Office of the Chief of the Cabinet aims to work closely with the UNC Executive Branch Officers to streamline advocacy efforts on behalf of the UNC Student Body while creating a true culture of care and uplift.

Nigel Parker (he/him)

Undergraduate Chief of the Cabinet || nparker@unc.edu

Nigel Parker is a Morehead-Cain scholar and rising senior majoring in Management & Society with minors in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Carolina, Nigel’s desire to foster understanding and impact culture has led him to co-found the civic discourse speaker series Food for Thought in the Morehead-Cain Foundation, work as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Intern for Honors Carolina, and serve as the Chief of Staff in the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch. He is passionate about building community through conversation, promoting civic engagement and discourse, and facilitating positive change for historically underserved communities.

 

Rachana Sherman (she/her)

Deputy Chief of the Cabinet || raceshar@unc.edu

Rachana Sherman is a junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, pursuing Psychology and a career in law. Rachana engages with her campus community and beyond through her work as a Zietlow Civic Engagement Fellow and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow. When she isn’t enjoying the fast-paced environment of student government, she pours her energy into her passion project, The Scholar’s Corner: a program mentoring high school students from low-income communities through the college application process.

 

Jack Hillis (he/him)

Deputy Chief of the Cabinet || jthillis@unc.edu

Jack Hillis is a Junior from Lenoir, North Carolina studying Public Policy with minors in Economic Justice and Environmental Justice. Jack is very involved on campus as a member of the Club Swim Team, Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, and a research assistant at the UNC School of Law.