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Advisors to the Union Board

William Brown
Director of College Union & Student Activities

Campus Box 7182
704.894.2143 (Office)

A Richmond, Virginia native and a 1970 Davidson grad, William was Assistant Director of the Union here from 1976-79. He then worked as the Assistant Director of Willard Straight Hall at Cornell 1979-1983. In 1983 William returned to Davidson to serve as Director of the College Union and of Student Activities. William and C. Shaw Smith (Director from 1952-1983) are the only two Union Directors Davidson has known. William served as a primary advisor to the Union Board for many years, directly advising the Union Board President and committees like the Video Committee, Student Performers, and the Members-at-Large. William has been a strong supporter of Davidson Outdoors (initially a committee of the Union Board), initiated After Midnight, and was a major part of the effort to present major concerts here. Perhaps most notable is the fact that William was the person driving the effort to build our new union, the Knobloch Campus Center, opening in 2001.

Ashley Owen
Assistant Director of Union Programs

Campus Box 7182
704.894.2651 (Office)

As the Assistant Director for Programs in the Alvarez College Union, Ashley serves as an advisor to the Union Board and assists student organizations who are interested in planning events and contracting performers. Ashley is originally from Columbia, SC and received her Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College, where she majored in Business Economics and minored in Art History. After graduating, she attended Vanderbilt University and received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and worked with the Office of New Student and First Year Programs and the Office of Student Campus Events. In July 2008, Ashley joined the Davidson community as a Program Advisor in the College Union and Dean of Students Office. In June 2012, Ashley was promoted to the position of Assistant Director for Programs. She advises the Union Board President, Vice President, and Members at Large as well as the chairs of the Artist Series Chair, Premier Concerts, Cats Excursions, and DIY Committees.

Michelle Navas
Program Advisor- College Union/Dean of Students Office

Campus Box 7182
704.894.2192 (Office)

Michelle joined us in 2012 from the University of Virginia, where she served two years as an Area Coordinator for First-Year Programs in Residence Life. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson in 2008, where she served as the Union Board President and a Hall Counselor. In 2010, Michelle earned her M.A. in College Student Development from Appalachian State University after serving as their Multicultural Popular Programming Graduate Assistant and as a NODA Intern at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Program Advisor advises the Union Board Films, Lake Campus, Outpost, Recess, Speakers, Showcase Concerts, and Student Performers Committees as well as the Chief of Staff and Communications Director. She also produces After Midnight.

Davidson College — Union Board  —  Knobloch Campus Center
Phone: (704) 894- 2144  —  Fax: (704) 894-2416  —  Email: unionboard@davidson.edu