Meet the finalists for the Chief Diversity Officer, Charlotte grabs season's first win and COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Friday, August 20, 2021

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.


COVID-19 Information

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!

Already vaccinated?

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.




  • 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!



  • 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.



UNC Charlotte’s sequencing lab featured as part of the effort to combat COVID-19.

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Education professor Drew Polly discussed back-to-school uncertainty and safety protocols.

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