The village professional staff leadership team consists of Jameco McKenzie, Community Director for Wood Residence Hall, Wellness Village and Native Space, and April Hammonds, Assistant Director for Intercultural Initiatives. As the village leadership team, they’re responsible for creating an experience for the students in the village rooted in culture, community engagement, and scholarship. The team works hard to ensure the students in the community are gaining the competence and knowledge needed to become the global scholars leading our country and communities into the future.
The village mentor is a crucial component of a successful Native Space Village. The Native Space Mentor is a paid upper-class student who serves as a liaison between the village community and university staff. The mentor is passionate and seeks to assist in creating an environment where members of the village can immerse themselves in the NC State community. The village mentor works to assist the students to identify ways to develop positive social connections socially as well as aiding the students in succeeding academically and expanding their knowledge around Native American culture.