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YAC Leadership

Director of Alumni Engagement

Joshua Lockhart ('10)
Young Alumni Council Co-Chair

Ca'Vette Buford ('07)
Young Alumni Council Co-Chair

YAC Committees

Young Alumni Engagement

  • Work with already established WSSU organizations, such as National Alumni Association, athletic support, etc. to effectively stream communication and events to young alumni.
  • Manages the social media platforms, which includes planning for execution of marketing strategies and outreach.
  • Monitoring online presence of YAC brand and engaging users.
  • Develop strategies that will assist Rams during their transition from students to alumni. Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).
  • Work with on campus departments to create and initiate programs to encourage active participation of future alumni.
    Activities shall include all levels of student enrollment, not solely limited to the Senior Class of Winston-Salem State University.
  • Engage in high school recruitment with the local chapter in your area.
  • Attend University events and act as a liaison with current WSSU students.

 Young Alumni Engagement Co-Chairs: Joshua Lockhart ('10) and Ca'Vette Buford ('07)


  • Establish programs and initiatives to increase alumni giving.
  • Participate in WSSU telethons, capital campaigns, and other WSSU organization giving campaigns.
  • Create a mindset where giving back becomes an expectation.
  • Devise a patient, stair-step approach towards giving.
  • Coordinate YAC Alumni events
  • Event Planning: Assess student needs for the Association, plan strategies, and initiate programs to encourage active participation of future Association alumni.
  • Scholarship: Oversee the annual scholarship while ensuring a timely and fair disposition of scholarship funds.
  • Publicizing, coordinating, delivery and making a selection for scholarship distribution.

 Fundraising Co-Chairs: Joshua Lockhart ('10) and Ca'Vette Buford ('07)