College Advisory Board


  • Monthly from September-May

Method of Appointment

Twelve members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Two students and one alternate will be nominated by each college or university, the Leadership Quad, or any other interested college student-oriented agencies or organizations. Members shall be representative of the diversity present in the community. Members' shall: 

  • Suggest and contribute ideas to economic development projects that will appeal to college students and young professionals
  • Advocating for public transit availability and accessibility at various colleges and universities
  • Voicing concerns and resources pertaining to off-campus students housing issues involving landlords, property managers, and fair housing matters
  • Actively engaging in learning about community leadership opportunities that will encourage and foster partnerships with colleges and universities as well as young professionals
  • Encouraging college students to remain in Winston-Salem after graduation

Number of Members


Terms of Office

One year, coinciding with the traditional academic calendar (August to May)

Chief Staff Person

Wanda Allen-Abraha
Human Relations Director
Phone: 336-734-1226

Current Membership - Executive Committee

NamePositionTermExpirationSchool Represented
Summer BrownChairperson16.20.23WSSU
Sid SubramanianVice-Chairperson26.20.23Wake Forest
Kelly Jo MorrisonSecretary26.20.23Salem College

Current Membership - Board Members

NameRace & GenderTermExpirationSchool Represented
Ocir BlackAA/Male16.30.23FTCC
Summer BrownAA/Female16.30.23WSSU
Joseph CoxAA/Male16.30.23WSSU
Nathan HoangAsian/Male16.30.23FTCC
Kayli KimererWhite/Female36.30.23UNCSA
Rebekah LassiterWhite/Female26.30.23Wake Forest
Asia MeltonAA/Female16.30.23WSSU
Kelly Jo MorrisonWhite/Female26.30.23Salem College
Justyce PurnellAA/Female16.30.23WSSU
Rohit Lila RamIndian/Male16.30.23UNCSA
Sid SubramanianAsian/Male16.30.23Wake Forest

Authority for Creation

The authority for establishing the College Advisory Board was created by a resolution adopted by the City Council on June 21, 2010.

Purpose / Function

The purpose of the College Advisory Board shall be to advise the City Council regarding matters that are of interest to students who are enrolled in full-time colleges and universities in Winston-Salem which, in turn, will encourage the retention of college graduates in Winston-Salem.

The College Advisory Board/Wake Forest University (CAB/WFU) School of Law Mediation Program

The College Advisory Board/Wake Forest University School of Law Mediation Program has been launched. The College Advisory Board initiated this program and partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Law for its implementation.

The CAB/WFU School of Law Mediation Program is for community mediation between residents of the community immediately surrounding Wake Forest University and off-campus Wake Forest students who may be experiencing disagreements with noise issues, trash issues, parking, and other neighbor versus neighbor issues. Volunteer law students from the Wake Forest School of Law will mediate for students and/or residents for free.

For additional information or for a mediation request, please call City Link 311 at 336-727-8000.

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