Chancellor’s Messages

Dear Students, Happy first day of classes, Niner Nation! The fall always brings renewed excitement and fresh ideas, and this year is no exception. Whether you’re on campus for the first time or reconnecting with friends after a nice summer break, you have one thing in common: You belong here at Charlotte. I wish you […]

Dear Niner Nation, As the spring semester draws to a close, I would like to express my thanks to all students, faculty and staff for their efforts to bring us to a successful finish. The Niner Nation community has pulled together to accomplish some amazing things during this academic year, and I am extremely appreciative […]

Dear Niner Nation, I am pleased to share the exciting news that UNC Charlotte has received one of the largest gifts in our history, up to $23 million from the North Carolina-based Mebane Foundation. You can read more about the gift and its impact in this news article. Over the next five years, the transformative […]

Dear Niner Nation, It was inspiring to see so many of you on Friday as Niner Nation came together – many for the first time since the pandemic – to remember a day that brought both inconceivable tragedy and incredible perseverance. In a sea of green, we saw the resilience of Niner Nation and how […]

Dear Niner Nation, On Friday, January 27, Memphis police released footage of the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols. The actions of the police officers seen in this video are horrifying and traumatizing, particularly with the knowledge that they cost Mr. Nichols his life. The brutality of the actions captured by the video has evoked strong […]

Dear Niner Nation, On Monday, we will recognize the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On what would have been his 94th birthday, I hope you will pause to reflect on his dream for a better, more equitable world. In a memorable 1968 sermon, Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody […]

Dear Niner Nation, Happy New Year! I hope you had a relaxing break and are looking forward to the semester – and year – ahead. We certainly have lots of reasons to be excited as a campus community for 2023, including: Most of all, I hope you are excited to accomplish your own goals – […]

Dear Niner Nation, As we approach the close of the semester and I reflect on the past year, I am proud of all that we have accomplished together and incredibly grateful for your hard work. We’ve had a great year! This weekend, we will celebrate the 3,600 students who have earned their degrees in the […]

Dear Niner Nation, It’s hard to believe winter break is here. Whether you have already finished up and departed for home or are waiting to take that very last exam, I hope this note finds you well and feeling good about your progress this semester! This weekend, we will celebrate 3,600 of you during commencement […]

Dear Niner Family, I want to extend my best wishes and gratitude to you this Thanksgiving season. As the holiday approaches, I’m reflecting on what we are most grateful for. For me, I’m grateful to serve as Chancellor and to be part of the incredible Niner Family. I am thankful to you for choosing this […]

Dear Niner Nation, We wanted to update you following our messages on Sept. 23 and Sept. 29 about a student being briefly placed in handcuffs following a 911 call in the Student Union. Upon investigation, the object the student was carrying was a kirpan, an article of faith in Sikhism. Over the past several weeks, […]

Dear Niner Nation, We are writing with an update to our message last Friday about an incident that occurred in the Student Union when a student was briefly placed in handcuffs following a 911 call. Upon investigation, the object the student was carrying was a kirpan, an item of faith in Sikhism. We wanted to […]

Dear Niner Nation, We wanted to make you aware of an incident that occurred yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Student Union and the actions our University is taking following this event. Yesterday, UNC Charlotte dispatch received a 911 call reporting someone with a knife in the building. Police officers responded to the scene and […]

Dear Colleagues, Rising costs in fuel, food and other necessities are being felt nationwide, putting strain on many individuals and families in our campus community. We also understand the delay in legislative increases to salaries further squeezes many budgets. Our employees are the foundation of Niner Nation. We want to offer as much support as […]

Dear Niner Nation, Today marks three years since the unimaginable happened on our campus on April 30, 2019. Yesterday at 5:40 p.m., we officially marked our Day of Remembrance with a wreath laying ceremony in front of the Kennedy Building. The wreaths, one for Reed Parlier and one for Riley Howell, will remain in place […]