Board of Directors

Sept. 8 | Oct. 13 | Nov. 10 | Jan. 12 | March 2 | April 13

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Meeting location/manner tbd.

In accordance with the Student Media Constitution, representation of the Student Media Board of Directors shall be:

  1. Three student body representatives elected at-large in a student body election;
  2. Three student college representatives, appointed by the dean of the college, as apportioned to the colleges in the Media policies;
  3. Two faculty representatives, serving on staggered two-year terms, as apportioned to the colleges in the Media policies;
  4. Three individuals not under the employ of the University providing expertise on media management qualified and selected as provided by the Media policies;
  5. One representative from each media outlet chosen as provided by the Media policies, non-voting;
  6. The president of the Student Body, ex-officio, non-voting;
  7. The senior-most professional employee of the Student Media, ex-officio, non-voting.

Elected student members shall not be members of the Student Senate, of a Student Body Medium or any other campus-wide advisory or governance body as defined in the Documents of Policy.

At-large student body representatives (3, voting)

Student body representatives are elected each fall; if no one runs for all available seats, representatives are appointed by the Student Body President

  • Abi Hearn, sophomore, human biology

Appointed student representatives (3, voting)

  • Arianna Hinton, senior, public relations (College of Humanities and Social Sciences appointee)
  • Sarah Hartsell, senior, English and history (College of Humanities and Social Sciences appointee)
  • VACANT (Poole College of Management appointee)

Professional (3, voting) and academic representatives (2, voting)

  • Tania Allen is an associate professor of art + design and co-director of graduate programs in art + design. Tania has worked in large and small design studies in Chicago and Boston, developing branding and communications systems for such clients at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Accenture, MIT and Harvard University. Through her practice, Tania has specifically focused on design as a catalyst for community engagement, using it as a participatory and co-creative process that helps community members take ownership of core social issues, and work to make change from the ground up.
  • Tyler Dukes is an investigative reporter on the state politics team at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where he specializes in data and public records. In 2017, he completed a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and currently teaches at Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Prior to joining WRAL, he worked as managing editor for Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab, a project to reduce the costs of investigative journalism. He is a former freelance reporter and adviser to NC State University’s daily student newspaper, Technician.
  • Josh Hyatt is a technical writer at the State Employees’ Credit Union. Josh previously served as Technician’s sports editor and writer while pursuing his degree in psychology and journalism (minor) at NC State (class of 2012). During and after college, Josh wrote for various publications including The News & Observer, North State Journal, Auto Remarketing, Auto Remarketing Canada, SubPrime Auto Finance News and BHPH Report.
  • Dean Phillips is a lecturer in NC State’s Department of Communication where he teaches courses in public speaking, public relations, media, persuasion, newsroom ethics and broadcast performance. He has worked as a senior consultant for public relations firm where he performed a variety of public relations and media relations functions for political candidates, corporations, nonprofits and trade associations. He is president of deanWORKS, a production company which specializes in the making of television campaign and corporate image ads. He is a former vice president of Carolina Broadcasting and a former television news anchor, managing editor, news director and investigative reporter.
  • Robbie Williams is a sales consultant for Schneider Electric Buildings Business where he is tasked with starting, maintaining, and strategically growing the professional services sales efforts in the Southeast. Primary opportunities include multi-million dollar energy renovation projects to public buildings. He has also served as a governmental advisor in energy, finance, and building construction issues across the Carolinas. While earning his undergraduate degree in business management at NC State, Robbie worked as a Student Media advertising representative and the Student Media business manager.

Student Media leaders (5, non-voting)

  • Cameron Motsinger, editor, Agromeck
  • Lucas Martin, general manager, Student Business and Marketing Office
  • Elikem Dodor, editor, Nubian Message
  • Clifford Maske, editor, Roundabout
  • Rachael Davis, editor, Technician
  • Xenna Smith, editor, Windhover
  • Laura Mooney, general manager, WKNC

Ex-officio (3, non-voting)