Message from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kevin Bailey

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dear Niner Nation,

I write you today with a heavy heart. It is with deep sadness that I share we lost a member of our community late last night. Sophomore Polly Rogers was killed in a traffic accident on Tryon Street.

As we begin to understand the circumstances surrounding Polly’s sudden passing, we also reflect on her life and her time with us. Polly was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and was studying special education in the Cato College of Education. Her professors describe her as warm and caring, as do others who had the pleasure of knowing her.

If students need support during this difficult time, please reach out to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at 704‑687‑0311 (after hours, press 0 to be connected with a counselor) or Student Assistance and Support Services at 704-687-0289.

Faculty and staff who need assistance should contact ComPsych (employee assistance program, available 24 hours a day) at 877-603-8259.

Please join me in holding Polly’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.


Kevin W. Bailey, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs