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The Big Event Directors of 2019


Patricia Jimenez-Arias

Executive Director

  •     Reserves space for executive committee meetings
  •     Plans and runs executive committee meetings
  •     Oversees all procedures day of the event
  •     Plans and runs “mock” Big Event day
  •     Oversees executive committees
  •     Committee development – plans social activities for the executive board


Courtney Lyles

Finance Director

  •     Creates and manages budget
  •     Approves spending
  •     Oversees all solicitation of donations (t-shirts, water, food, etc)
  •     Makes and tracks deposits into Foundation account for funds raised
  •     Conducts surveys and assessments 


Jordan Eades

Logistics Director

  •     Over volunteers day of The Big Event
  •     Oversees registration process of all participants
  •     Works with graduate assistant for community service on project site recruitment
  •     Matches groups to project sites
  •     Liaison with office of sustainability, office of community service, and any other partnerships with off campus organizations. 


Destinee Trahan 

Day of Coordinator 

  • Over set-up day of event
  • Reserves all facilities for the day of the event (including Martin Hall)
  • Creates rain plan
  • Works with University, Sheriff, and City Police
  • Works with Executive Director for “mock” event
  • Over clean up after the event


Britney Hatfield

Marketing Director

  •     Develops and maintains website
  •     Makes sure university guidelines are followed for campus advertising
  •     Works with Communication and Marketing personnel
  •     Creates and implements an Action Plan for Recruitment
  •     Develops and executes marketing materials for Recruitment
  •     Pushes registration for Big Event at Get on Board Day and other on campus events
  •     Develops videos/graphics to promote The Big Event
  •     Decides in consultation with Marketing Advisor who will be the official spokesperson for The Big Event


Mesha Knatt, Courtney Lyles, and Lauren Suire

Recruitment Director

  •     Contacts student organizations in the Spring about participating
  •     Works with Marketing Director for Blitz Week
  •     Presents for Organization Expo at orientation over the Summer
  •     Creates and implements an Action Plan for Recruitment, including:
  •     Coordinates interest meetings
  •      Plans and implements recruitment events


Turquoise Webber

Fundraising Director

  • Manages the monetary donations
  • Writes thank you notes to key players in the day and to any donors
  • Gathers donations
  • Communicates with Finance Director
  • Governs sponsorship letters and makes sure we deliver on what is on the letter to sponsors
  • Oversees fundraisers