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Presidential Communications

A Message from the President and Chief Diversity Officer

The Office of Equity & Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance will be hosting three opportunities for dialogue in the coming weeks regarding how UNC can better respond to incidents of intolerance, offensive speech and behavior, and discrimination. [READ FULL POST]

Upcoming University Reorganization

In the last few days, I have heard numerous concerns regarding upcoming reorganizations and feel it is important to share what I know right now. In December, we had a town hall to discuss work to be done this spring related to reorganizations, as well as ongoing budget challenges. Over the last several months, ideas such as Administrative Service Centers (ASCs) and personnel reductions in areas like Academic Affairs and Student Affairs have emerged as ways to redeploy resources in support of changing needs [READ FULL POST]

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and break full of plenty rest! [READ FULL POST]

rowing not drifting 2030 cover

As I review our recent accomplishments and write this end-of-semester message, I have been reflecting on my first month here last fall. I was getting to know the campus community, walking through construction of the nearly finished Campus Commons, attending my first sporting events, and getting lost in buildings like Ross Hall, wondering if I would ever emerge from such labyrinths. A year later, it feels like we have progressed at warp speed. [READ FULL POST]