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CAB rehires executive director, first to serve consecutive terms

Written By Nick Kasisky

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For the first time in club history, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) named junior business major Kaitlyn Smith to serve a second year as executive director for the organization. The position is traditionally held by senior students. Smith, however, was given the position during her junior year.

Smith, a full-time student, said CAB has been a very important and influential part of her time at the university. As executive director, Smith directly oversees all 13 executive board members of the organization as well as each general board member.

As executive director, Smith frequently meets with the various club coordinators, one of which is Coordinator of Membership and junior sports, arts and entertainment management major, Kayla Damazo. Looking ahead to next year, the duo discussed possible tactics to increase CAB’s popularity and recruitment.

Smith said she’s drawn toward increasing recruitment because she feels that CAB is designed to help people grow as leaders and get involved around campus.

“It’s amazing to see how welcomed people feel in our organization and at our events and it really changes the college experience,” Smith said.

Each month, the club is responsible for hosting on average 8-10 events. According to Smith, the most popular CAB event is often ‘Late Night Bingo’ held in Lawrence Hall 200. The club estimates on average 150 students attend each event.

Smith says the energy students express at each bingo tournament is something she hopes to see carry on to the new semester.

Vice President of Marketing for CAB, Megan Thorpe has spent the past year working with Smith and is looking forward to next year.

“Her dedication and determination are two of the biggest things about her,” Thorpe said.

According to Point Park women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek, Smith’s dedication and determination also shows on the court as she has started for the school’s varsity team since her freshman year.

“She leads by example and is the hardest working kid in the gym, never takes a play off, never takes a practice off,” Grenek said.

Now with a year under her belt, Smith is looking forward to the future of CAB and is hopeful for a successful year.

“We are really going to start implementing monthly promotional tactics just to present what CAB is and how people can get involved,” Smith said.

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