Student Life Advisory Board (SLAB)

Student Life Advisory Board (SLAB)

The purpose of the Student Life Advisory Board (SLAB) is to provide guidance to North Carolina Community College System student development professionals in the areas of Student Life and Campus Engagement, Student Activities / Campus Programming, Student Leadership, Student Government, Athletics, & Service Learning. 


We strive to illuminate the importance of student life initiatives and campus programming by discussing and disseminating national best practices throughout our system.

Objectives:  The objectives of the Advisory Board are as follows:

  • To update and distribute a student life professional directory.
  • To provide professional development for student development in the area of student life.
  • To maintain a best practices repository.
  • To advocate for student life funding and programming by demonstrating relevance to the mission of community colleges.

Student Activities Advisory Board Members:

Derrick Arnold - Director of Athletics & Coordinator of Student Engagement, Johnston Community College
Shane Bryson - Student Activities Coordinator, Randolph Community College
*Chair: Amanda Capobianchi - Associate Dean for Student Life, Central Piedmont Community College
Berri Cross - Director of Student Life, Guilford Technical Community College
Kim Lackey - Director of Student Activities, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Natasha Lipscomb - Director for Student Life and Leadership, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Dr. Robert Lowdermilk - Vice President for Student Development, Rockingham Community College
Mike Neal - Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Fayetteville Technical Community College
Laura Simmons - Director of Enrollment Management, Blue Ridge Community College
Gilbert Umberger - Student Activities Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College

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