New Director of the Campus Y Named

August 26, 2021

After completing a national search, Yalitza Ramos has accepted the director position of the Campus Y. Ramos served as the interim director of the Campus Y for 18 months while also fulfilling her duties as the Director of the Bonner Leaders Program. 

As interim director of Campus Y, Ramos supported and mentored students on the Campus Y executive board, cabinet and over 30 student-led committees, and she engaged with community partners who work with students. She collaborated with colleagues in Student Affairs and across campus to share resources, provide programming, and offer space to hear concerns from our students on issues of importance, such as anti-racism, safety, and polarizing elections. She also helped Campus Y students and staff navigate campus shutdowns through the pandemic through increased communication via group messaging platforms and providing support for how to program in a virtual environment.

Ramos has managed the Bonner Leaders Program at the Campus Y for over four years, during which time she worked with hundreds of students, providing opportunities for them to engage in intensive community work supplemented by weekly capacity-building workshops and critical issues seminars. Previously, she was at Durham’s Partnership for Children, where she worked to ensure high-quality standards and compliance for funded partners, build strong partnerships within communities and engage families and communities in leadership and advocacy.

Ramos is a double Tar Heel, having earned her master’s degree in social work from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish in 2005.

Many thanks to the members of the search committee for their work in this process:

  • Alexandra Marchesano, Search Committee Chair, Director of the Carolina Union
  • Lynn Blanchard, Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service
  • Melissa Carrier, Director of Social Innovation
  • Josmell Perez, Campus Y Advisory Board
  • Patrice McGloin, Co-President of the Campus Y
  • Montia Daniels, Co-President, Co-President of the Campus Y
  • Shivam Bhargava, Campus Y Student Leader

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