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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Presidential Communications

Budget Town Hall

As it has been previously communicated, we will be holding a Budget Town Hall with the university community on Tuesday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Michelle Quinn, Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, and I will host the town hall, which will be held virtually on Zoom and is open to all students, faculty, and staff to attend. [READ FULL POST]

Preview of August 18 Virtual Budget Town Hall

As a follow up to last week’s message, we wanted to update you with further details related to our revised FY 21 budget prior to the virtual Town Hall taking place via Zoom tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 3-5:30 p.m. –– we felt it was important for you to have this information now so you could have time to review and develop questions in advance. [READ FULL POST]

Financial Task Force and Budget Update

August 12, 2020 - UNC has been addressing the financial impacts facing the university as a result of COVID-19. The progress and decisions underway are guided by our mission and promise to prioritize academic excellence and protect the health and well-being of our campus community. As we plan for a different kind of fall and face new economic realities as a result of the pandemic, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to UNC and your unwavering optimism about our future throughout these uncertain times. [READ FULL POST]

Vacant Position Eliminations and Layoffs

As you know, we are addressing the university’s $10 million structural deficit through a combination of university and division-level cost savings. After much discussion with the campus, I decided last month to implement three university-level options: increasing the faculty and exempt staff contribution to health insurance, modifying our employee/dependent tuition waiver benefit and offering a faculty retirement incentive. We are also identifying $8.5M in savings at the division level. [READ FULL POST]