Meet Alexander Gomes

As the office manager and administrative support associate for the Dean’s Office in the College of Arts + Architecture, Alexander Gomes ’21 works closely with Dean Jose Gamez. Get to know Gomes and what he loves about the University.

Can you describe your role at UNC Charlotte?

I provide general business/managerial operations and oversight of the college’s administrative offices, provide administrative support to college administrators and collaborate with the dean’s executive assistant.

What made you decide to return to UNC Charlotte for a professional role?

I ultimately decided to return to UNC Charlotte because I wanted to develop more as a professional in a welcoming work environment. As an alumnus of the University, I knew that UNC Charlotte would provide that space for me.

How does your current role differ from what you went to UNC Charlotte for? How is it similar?

I earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre and in health systems management in undergrad at UNC Charlotte. As a current office manager, my role compliments my degrees since I’m doing administrative work within a creative department. This is a great early job for my aspirations to work within the field of arts administration.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job comes from the appreciation I receive from faculty and staff as well as students and parents after I assist them with their concern(s). It’s rewarding knowing that the work I’m doing is directly and positively affecting people.

What do you love about UNC Charlotte?

Along with its beautiful campus landscape, I love the overall sense of ‘home’ that the University provides for students, faculty and staff. The environment here at UNC Charlotte is something special.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I am an avid reader and part-time writer. I love watching/critiquing movies and plays, and I’m a fan of tennis and New England sport teams (go Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox!)!

What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is by Edward Everett Hale, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”