The Carolina Union Activities Board this weekend selected junior Charles Phaneuf as its president for the 2002-03 school year.
Using about 3 percent of all student fees, CUAB is responsible primarily for arranging and promoting events that have brought nationally renowned groups such as Vertical Horizon and The Roots to the UNC campus in recent years.
CUAB is also in charge of the Performing Arts Series and the movies that frequently run in the Union auditorium.
Phaneuf, a business major, currently is chairman of CUAB's Issues for Discussion committee.
He said his main goals as president will be to maintain CUAB's wide variety of programming that attempts to appeal to all students.
"I'm very excited, and I see this as a great opportunity to accomplish a lot of cool things," he said.
One challenge Phaneuf said he would likely face during his term is the upcoming renovation of Memorial Hall, which is used to host many of CUAB's events.
He said the organization will have to rely on smaller venues such as the Union auditorium and the Great Hall during Memorial Hall's construction work.
Phaneuf also said CUAB is attempting to book a touring comedy series and a music festival for the next year.