The Cultural Programming Board is charged with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia.
In allocating funding to student-run events and programs, we aim to:
Promote learning across the various cultures found within our University community
Foster collaboration among students of different backgrounds
Increase the presence and impact of underrepresented cultural perspectives
Stimulate creative thinking about culture, inclusiveness and community
The Board is comprised of five student members and one UVA faculty member:
Mr. Thomas Pilnik, UPC
Mr. Bijan Morshedi, Student-at-Large
Ms. Denise Catbay, MRC
Ms. Blakeley Calhoun, MRC
Ms. Alisha Ault, Student-at-Large
Ms. Chelsea Stokes
Ms. Michelle Sawwan, ODOS
It is important to prepare for your hearing. You will present about how your event and goals fit the mission of the CPB. You will also field questions about the purpose, budget, logistics and execution of your event. The CPB reserves the right to provide full, partial or no funding. Feel free to direct questions to Michelle Sawwan at firstname.lastname@example.org.