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Program Board

Programming by students for students . . .

A subcommittee of the Student Life Council at Shepherd, Program Board (PB) is made up of student leaders who create a community on campus by sponsoring diverse, inclusive programming to educate, entertain, and engage students. Program Board Executive Leadership Team members develop strong leadership skills and learn how to plan, market, and assess diverse cultural, recreational, educational, and community-building programs. Program Board’s efforts support the core values of the University and the Division of Student Affairs: student learning; engagement; integrity; accessibility; community; social justice/diversity; and retention.

To contact us, email Rachael Meads, Advisor for Student Activities and Leadership (, or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or RamPulse.

Meet the Staff!

Sarah Flesher, Graphic Designer (She/Her/Hers)

Sarah is in her junior year at Shepherd studying graphic design. She is also involved on campus as a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and as an RA in Potomac Place. Sarah is responsible for designing marketing materials for Program Board like flyers and social media posts. In her free time, she also likes to paint and draw.

Bailey Funk! Bailey Funk, Community Service Chair (She/Her/Hers)

Bailey is a Senior Communications major and has returned for her final semester of Program Board! She loves to engage with students and help them in any way she can. Besides Program Board, Bailey is also involved with her sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma and the Honors Program!

Tristan Magnum, Programmer (He/Him/His)

Tristan is a Junior Computer Engineering Major here on campus. This is his first semester on Program Board. He also involved with Lambda Chi Alpha and the IT Service Desk. He lives life by the motto “always tries to turn negative things into positive things.”

Conner McManus, Commuter Chair (He/Him/His)

Conner is a Junior CIS major here on campus! As the only commuter on Program Board, he has started an initiative to make them feel more welcome here on our campus! Besides PB, he is a member of MLT and he loves video games!

Jim Ramey, Intramural Chair (He/Him/His)

Jim is a Junior at Shepherd this year and it is his fourth semester on Program Board. Besides PB, he is also involved with his Fraternity, Lambda Chi. He looks forward to evolving and expanding the Intramural Sporting events on our campus.

Oli Pierce, Programmer (They/Them/Theirs)

Oli is a Sophomore Psychology major at Shepherd and is the programming assistant for Program Board. They complete their work virtually. Oli loves planning events and making video tutorials for fellow students. “I like being a part of Program Board because our events engage students and make the campus a brighter place.”

Chelsea Wells, Collaboration Chair, She/Her/Hers

Chelsea is in her sophomore year at Shepherd studying Political Science. She joined Program Board in the spring semester of 2021. Besides Program Board, Chelsea is also a member of the Honors Program. She is excited to help students and give them some of the best college experiences they can have! In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and basketball games.

Hailey DeLaney, Graduate Assistant (they/She)

Hailey is a Graduate student in their second semester at Shepherd studying College Student Development and Administration. Recently they received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in May of 2020. In their free time, Hailey likes to work on character design and illustration, and play Dungeons and Dragons! 

Rachael Meads, Advisor (She/Her/Hers)

Rachael directs the office of Student Activities and Leadership & Fraternity and Sorority Life.  She advises Program Board, works to support clubs and organizations, and engineers leadership and learning opportunities for students.  “I am so fortunate to have a job that allows me to work with outstanding student leaders who help make both our campus and our community a better place.”

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