Charlotte Rock Stars

For close to 30 years, the University has celebrated and lauded civic trailblazers. Each May, Chancellor Philip L. Dubois presents the Distinguished Service Award at a luncheon on campus. This year’s award belongs to the Charlotte Chamber and its president and CEO Bob Morgan.

“Those of you who have attended this event in the past know that our honorees have two distinguishing characteristics. First, they are devoted community servants and selfless in their dedication to the betterment of Charlotte and the greater region,” Chancellor Dubois stated.

“Secondly, because we like to use this event to showcase the University, our honorees are folks who have lots of friends – and so, this year, as in all years, our honorees – Bob Morgan and the Charlotte Chamber – are rock stars.”

Morgan and the Chamber worked closely with UNC Charlotte on major initiatives such as the University’s elevation to doctoral degree-granting status, the establishment of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), the advancement of the Digital Science Initiative and the Football Feasibility Committee.

Hear more from Morgan and others including former trustee Ruth Shaw, Provost Joan Lorden and Belk College of Business Dean Steve Ott on how the Chamber and the University are helping Charlotte prosper. 

Pictured above, from left: Chancellor Dubois; Piedmont Natural Gas president and CEO, Chamber Board chair Tom Skains; Bob Morgan and UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees chair Karen Popp