Chandler Vaughan ’21 named Elon University Youth Trustee

The 2021 graduate from Charlotte, N.C., will serve a two-year term on the Elon University Board of Trustees.

The Elon University Board of Trustees has elected 2021 graduate Chandler Vaughan to a two-year term as a youth trustee on the board.

Vaughan is from Charlotte, N.C., and was a Leadership Fellow at Elon who majored in policy studies with a minor in leadership studies. She held a number of leadership roles on campus, including apartment manager and resident assistant, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, vice president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., vice president of community outreach and activism for the Black Student Union, and mentor with the SMART Program. She was the recipient of multiple Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards during her four years at Elon.

Chandler served as an intern with the Cuyahoga Youth Detention Center through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium and studied abroad on Semester at Sea. In 2019, she was selected to study at the University of Bristol in England through the Fulbright Summer Institute, a highly selective summer scholarship program operating worldwide and sponsored by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. Her service experiences in the community including tutoring through the “Virtual Village Project” and serving as a summer volunteer for the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council.

After graduation, Chandler is serving as one of six Elon Year of Service Graduate Fellows and she will be working in the City of Burlington Office of Economic Development. Her future plans include graduate school for community development or community psychology to support her pursuit of a career working at the intersection of government, nonprofit and community organizations to identify and address inequities and enhance quality of life for individuals – particularly those with marginalized identities.

Vaughan will serve on the board through May 2023.