Spring 2016 Newsletter

Categories: Chancellor's Messages

Dear Colleagues:

The end of the academic year is always a great occasion for celebration. Our three spring commencements on May 13-14 saw more than 4,300 students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees​, further adding to the ranks of UNC Charlotte alumni. We also celebrated the amazing career achievements of two honorary degree recipients:  Emily Zimmern, recently retired president of the Museum of the New South, and Fannie Flono, former columnist and editorial writer with the Charlotte Observer. And finally, we celebrate the opportunity to take on a new set of challenges over the summer months, but also to work in a little time for rest and reflection.

As the items in this newsletter will attest, we have had another remarkable academic year with continuing enrollment growth, a variety of building and road projects completed or initiated, and dozens of accomplishments by and accolades for our hard-working faculty, staff, and students. We look forward to the arrival of the fall football season, the first opportunity for the 49ers to be “bowl eligible” in the post season. (No pressure, Brad!)

If you would like more information on any item covered in these pages, please contact my senior executive assistant, Shari Dunn, or check the Chancellor’s Outbox.


Philip L. Dubois