Chancellor’s Messages

Dear Niner Nation, Today, the UNC System Board of Governors passed a new policy that affects diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives at North Carolina public universities. The policy is written such that it is effective immediately, and institutions must certify their compliance on or before September 1.  The System Office has indicated that it will provide […]

Dear Niner Nation, As you may be aware, for more than a week, there have been protestors on campus. They were originally on the quad outside of the College of Health and Human Services and the Cato College of Education, and they recently relocated to the lawn outside of Fretwell and Cato Hall.  What began […]

Dear Students,  Whether you are graduating, continuing, or just beginning your college experience, I hope you’re feeling good about your progress this semester.  We have had an exciting and eventful year. As a student, you are at Charlotte at just the right time. Great things are happening, including: I’m looking forward to celebrating with those […]

Dear Faculty and Staff,  As we near the end of another semester, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of you for your efforts to bring us to a successful finish.  Together, we’ve accomplished some amazing things during this academic year, and we’ve also experienced some trying times. I am extremely appreciative […]

Dear Niner Nation, Today marks five years since UNC Charlotte’s darkest day, the shooting on April 30, 2019. This morning, we will honor the lives of Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, and recognize the strength of our survivors with a wreath laying and bell ringing at the Constellation Garden Remembrance Memorial at 8:30 a.m. In […]

Dear Niner Nation, Today, a new policy that affects diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives at North Carolina public universities was introduced during the UNC Board of Governors meeting.            This policy will be voted on by the Board of Governors during their May meeting. If it is approved, it will become effective […]

Dear Niner Nation, I am writing to provide follow-up information regarding the Feb. 1 incident at Mebane Hall, when a false report of gunfire led to a frightening situation for our campus. The increased police presence and the delayed NinerAlert caused confusion and concern among many in our community, especially those in and around Mebane […]

Dear Niner Nation, Yesterday afternoon was alarming and stressful for many members of our campus community as CMPD and our campus Police Department investigated a false report of potential gunfire in the College of Education Building. While the scene was quickly determined to be safe by law enforcement, it was still a scary situation, especially […]

Dear Niner Nation, As we kick off 2024 and the spring semester, I want to share my gratitude for all we’ve accomplished and for where we are headed. This year presents new opportunities and challenges as we progress toward the goals outlined in Shaping What’s Next, our 10-year strategic plan. Looking back at 2023, there’s […]

Dear Faculty and Staff, As we close out the fall semester and students finish up exams and gear up for a well-deserved break, I want to take a moment to say how proud I am of all we have accomplished this year. Great things are happening at Charlotte! This weekend, we will celebrate more than […]

Dear Students, It’s hard to believe winter break is almost here. Whether you have already finished up and departed for home or are waiting to take that last exam, I hope this note finds you well and feeling good about your progress this semester! This weekend, we will celebrate more than 3,700 of you during […]

Dear Niner Family, As we start Thanksgiving week, I extend my personal appreciation to each of you – students, faculty and staff – for making UNC Charlotte such a welcoming and special place. Our strong commitment to academic excellence, student success, and innovation defines us as Niners. I am encouraged by the growing excitement around […]

Dear Niner Nation, As we prepare to observe Veterans Day this weekend, I encourage everyone to take a few moments to honor the veterans who are working among us and sitting in our classrooms. At UNC Charlotte, our veterans include individuals from our faculty, staff, students, administration and Board of Trustees. We have a proud […]

Dear Niner Nation, The latest report of a tragic shooting on a college campus, this time at UNC Chapel Hill, has left us stunned and disheartened. The fear, anger and profound sorrow that our friends and colleagues are bearing due to this unfathomable act of violence strike a chord of deep resonance within our community. […]

Dear Colleagues, Happy first day of classes, Niner Nation! The fall always brings renewed excitement and fresh ideas, and this year is no exception. This fall, we are welcoming our largest-ever class of first time college students (FTIC), an increase of about 7% over last year. We also are welcoming a record class of new […]