Elizabeth M. (“Betty”) Doster serves as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Constituent Relations at UNC Charlotte, a role she has held since December 2010. She is charged with advancing, implementing and communicating the University’s strategic direction through fostering, supporting and expanding relationships with local, regional, state and federal governmental officials and agencies and the business community. Betty has more than 30 years of successful experience in building positive partnerships and sustainable relationships with leaders in the private and public sectors and across all industries.
While at UNC Charlotte, she has advocated for the completion of the CATS Blue Line Extension from uptown Charlotte to campus and co-chaired the campus-wide three-year implementation team. She has successfully bolstered the University’s effectiveness with the NC General Assembly, which has resulted in funding for key initiatives, including the $90 million science building under construction and the City of Charlotte’s crucial investment in the conference center of the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at UNC Charlotte. She developed and executed an ongoing regional engagement program that has built the University’s impact within the Charlotte region. Additionally, Betty serves as an effective liaison with the UNC Board of Governors and as strategic counsel to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. She is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Betty currently co-chairs the University’s 49er Democracy Experience Campus Committee, a campus-wide multi-disciplinary group designed to encourage and coordinate meaningful engagement for students, faculty, staff and the community in the upcoming Presidential Nominating Convention to be held in Charlotte in August 2020.
Betty holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UNC Chapel Hill. She also serves the greater Charlotte community through a number of professional associations and memberships. Most recently, City of Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles appointed her to the Charlotte Moves Committee to study and recommend solutions for reducing congestion and improving all modes of transportation and mobility. She also chairs the Advocacy Committee of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and serves on its Board of Directors. She is a member of the 2021 PGA Tour President’s Cup Committee, an international PGA golf tournament to be hosted in Charlotte next year, as well as a member of the Women’s Impact Fund and a lifetime member of Good Friends. Betty previously served on the boards of the YWCA of the Central Carolinas and the First Tee of Charlotte.