Meet Sarah Smyre

Meet Sarah Smyre
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Since the days of riding her bicycle to campus and attending basketball games as a child, Capt. Sarah Smyre ’03, ’07 has been carrying the seeds planted by UNC Charlotte in her heart. Years later, those seeds would grow her desire to become an undergraduate and graduate student. And today, these experiences have blossomed into the Niner pride seen in her devotion to the University’s Police and Public Safety Department. Capt. Smyre is a shining example among those who make UNC Charlotte a great place to work. Get to know her in this Q&A.

How long have you been at UNC Charlotte?

I have been at UNC Charlotte as an employee for over 10 years.  I have been a proud member of Niner Nation since 2001, when I first enrolled as a college student. 

Describe your role at UNC Charlotte.

I serve as a captain for the UNC Charlotte Police Department. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being able to positively impact and help shape what is next for Niner Nation. Watching the campus grow and progress is very rewarding.  

What do you love about UNC Charlotte?

Honestly, I can’t think of anything I don’t love about UNC Charlotte!  But if I had to pick one thing, it is the students.  We are blessed to have a diverse student population invested in our community and willing to help shape the campus for the next generation.  

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. I also enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community.