Student Leadership Positions Available Through SAB

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2015) —The Student Activities Board director of concerts, director of market research and director of engaging issues positions are available for application. Director applications can be printed from the website but must be delivered to the SAB office located at 365 Blazer Hall. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

With no prior involvement required, SAB is looking for hard-working and passionate students who want to unite the campus and community by bringing exciting events to campus. Programming directors are responsible for directing a committee to plan, promote, execute and evaluate events. Directorship provides the opportunity to earn internship credit, such as COM 399 and JAT 399.

The Concerts Committee plans both big and small live music shows of all genres of music, such as The Lumineers and Chance the Rapper. The Engaging Issues Committee hosts events that encourage discussion of issues relevant to the campus community, state, nation, and the world, such as the #TrendingTopics series. The director of market research works with programming directors, promotions team, and the executive team to coordinate market research and assessment initiatives, such as the All-Student Survey.

“This opportunity has helped me grow my professional skills through managing a team and communicating with others," said James Collard, director of concerts and former director of engaging issues.

The Student Activities Board provides a place for any student to become involved through a variety of positions. Involvement is an important part of any student’s experience and growth at the University of Kentucky. Directors receive hands-on, real-world experience from the planning to the execution of each event. Through this process, directors have the chance to develop as individuals, professionals and leaders.

"As a director, I am responsible for listening to and learning from students in order to program events that are both relevant to our campus and representative of the views of a diverse range of individuals,” said Collard. “It is incredibly fulfilling to help others feel welcomed on this campus and a part of this community by programming events that are both enriching and entertaining.”

Applicants are highly encouraged to visit the SAB office before the application deadline. If you have any questions, please email Olivia Senter, SAB President, at

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the university annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community.

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