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Presidential Communications

Investiture

We kept our sights on these four areas all year and made significant headway. We’ve done difficult, transformative work, and when you’re focused on getting things done, you don’t always notice how far you’ve come. So, I want to recap some of the highlights. [READ FULL POST]

Details of Personnel Cost Savings

As promised, I am following up on Monday’s email to provide more details. All divisions remain on track to meet their cost-saving goals. Yesterday, we finished notifying the 11 staff members who were laid off, which completes by far the most difficult part of confronting the harsh reality of eliminating our $10 million structural deficit. [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]

Details of Our Cost-Saving Measures

When I arrived at UNC last summer, we all knew that our campus was struggling with enrollment and resources. The themes that quickly emerged as I began talking with people were that we need to focus on student success, resolve our $10M structural deficit, better articulate what makes UNC special, and work more collaboratively and transparently. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about those four things. [READ FULL POST]