UPC’s executive council is comprised of five positions: Chair, Vice Chair of Membership, two Vice Chairs of Programming, and a Vice Chair of Outreach. Check out descriptions of each position below!
UPC’s Chair serves as a connector and communicator among all levels of the organization. The Chair should lead the organization towards a cohesive vision, guided by annual priorities and student need. The Chair also supports the Governing Council throughout the year, while maintaining UPC’s external relationships (the administration, students, and the Charlottesville community) in tandem with the Vice Chair of Outreach. Keeping the organization running on a day-to-day basis and solving problems as they arise are the Chair’s responsibilities, as well as leading weekly Governing Council meetings and setting the Executive Council agenda each week.
Vice Chair of Marketing
The Vice Chair of Marketing is in charge of the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies, maintaining UPC’s branding, producing ideas for promotional events, and organizing a team of talented individuals. The marketing committee strives to find the best and most innovative methods of publicizing the University Programs Council to the student body through design, research, advertising, and promotions.
Vice Chair of Membership
The Vice Chair of Membership oversees the fall membership selection process, maintains membership engagement, fosters member development throughout the year, and is responsible for UPC-wide internal communication. They are also responsible for guiding the mid-year application and interview process for the following year’s executive and governing councils. Additionally, the VCM acts as the committee chair for the UPC-wide social committee, aimed at providing opportunities for bonding and member engagement outside the structures of committees and UPC events.
Vice Chairs of Programming
UPC’s Vice Chair of Outreach is responsible for maintaining relationships with CIOs, offices around Grounds, and other organizations with whom UPC works on a long-term basis. This will sometimes take the form of managing large UPC-wide partnerships such as groups who contribute to After Hours, and it will sometimes serve to form liaisons between CIOs interested in co-sponsoring events with appropriate UPC committees.