Meet the Finalists for the Chief Diversity Officer
UNC Charlotte has been conducting a national search for a Chief Diversity Officer, a new permanent position that will report directly to Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. Three finalists have been selected, and faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in virtual on-campus forums to meet the candidates.
ICYMI: Update on VCBA
As a result of unforeseen personal circumstances, Brian Trent will not assume his duties as the new vice chancellor for business affairs at UNC Charlotte effective Aug. 30. He informed Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber of his decision this week.
“I want Niner Nation to know how much I appreciate everyone who made me feel at home during my visits to campus and who had already reached out to welcome me to my new role, '' said Trent. “This was my dream job, but right now, the needs of my family must come first.”
Interim Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Larry Kelley will remain in his role through December while plans for a new search for the permanent replacement are made.
“We are disappointed Brian is unable to join our campus community as expected, but we certainly support him in this decision. We wish him and his family all the very best,” said Gaber. “I am grateful to Larry for his ongoing leadership during this time.”
More information on the new search will be shared in the coming weeks.
Fall Gold Rush begins! More than 60 events are scheduled through Sunday, Aug. 29, to welcome students to campus, instill a sense of Niner pride, teach campus traditions and expose students to campus resources and opportunities for involvement. Students can pick up their free “Niner Pride” T-shirt at Gold Rush signature events.
Ready to get vaccinated?
The University will hold a vaccine clinic for employees and students on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered at no cost. Register today!
Let the University know through the COVID-19 vaccine reporting form. Once approved, you will be exempt from completing the daily Niner Health Check and the requirement to participate in mitigation testing.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- Interested in designing interactive, fun and educational activities for kids, ages 4-10? Then we have the venue for you – Charlotte Kids Fest. Faculty, staff and campus groups are invited to participate in this year’s Charlotte Kids Fest on Saturday, October 9. Deadline to register your group is Friday, Sept. 17.
- UNC Charlotte to launch voluntary diversity, equity and inclusion learning opportunities this semester. Staff course opens Monday, Aug. 23; faculty course opens Monday, Aug. 30.
- The fall 2021 semester will likely pose challenges for our students who will return to campus and be expected to continue to function amid the continued global pandemic and ongoing identity-based violence and oppression. Faculty and staff can join Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Wednesday, Aug. 25, for the 60-minute virtual workshop, "Supporting Student Mental Health During the Campus Return," to learn practical ways to support student mental health. Registration is required.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- Join Counseling and Psychological Services on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the annual CAPS Fall Festival and Open House at the Price Center located near the Student Health Center. There will be free food from Tin Kitchen food truck, giant Jenga, cornhole, painting your own plant pot, giveaways and more!
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Charlotte grabs season’s first win: Charlotte women's soccer needed to find the back of the net only one time for a 1-0 home victory on Thursday, Aug. 19, in its season opener against Kennesaw State at Transamerica Field.
- 8/20: For Charlotte Pride's Weekend of Service, the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement is requesting donations of school supplies, hygiene products and masks for youth at Charlotte's Time Out Youth. These donations will be put into backpacks for youth to take with them when they visit Time Out Youth.
- 8/23: Complete a fun scavenger hunt in the Botanical Gardens, tag and share on social media to get one free plant per visitor, while supplies last. This event will be held on the lawn in front of the McMillan Greenhouse on the corner of Mary Alexander and Craver Road.
- 8/24: This Google Docs training will teach you a few tips and tricks to make your work life much easier and productive.
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