UNC Board of Visitors
April 5-6, 2018

  • Dress for Thursday and Friday is business attire.
  • Parking for Thursday’s BOV, Next Chapter program for outgoing members and former members is at the Carolina Inn.
  • Parking for Thursday night’s reception is your choice of the pay deck at CURRENT Artspace or the free Nash lot with shuttle service. See the map.
  • Parking for Friday’s meeting is at the Carolina Inn.
  • Members of the Heelraisers student development group and BOV Membership Involvement are available to assist us in finding meeting rooms.


Board of Visitors, Next Chapter is a response to the ongoing interest from our volunteers in continuing to serve the University after ending their BOV terms. The first gathering is designed to allow outgoing and former members to hear from others about their journeys as well as learn about additional volunteer opportunities at UNC.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Carolina Inn, Chancellor’s Ballroom
11:30 a.m. Registration
Noon Welcome

Sallie Glover, Vice Chair, UNC Board of Visitors


This panel discussion will explore volunteer experiences at UNC – how Board leaders choose new members as well as Board and committee expectations.

Sallie Shuping-Russell, Chair of Carolina Research Ventures Board; former Board of Trustees Secretary
Doug Dibbert, President and Director of Alumni Affairs and BOV Ex Officio member
Michael D. Kennedy, a Co-chair of the Campaign for Carolina and Past BOV Chair
Lisa Fey, Graduate School Board member and Past BOV member

1:30 p.m. Volunteer Fair

Many alumni and friends say they want to give more of themselves to the University. We want to help. Representatives from many of our Schools, Units, Institutes and Centers will answer your individual questions and share volunteer opportunities available through their offices. Learn more about staying involved.

BOV, Next Chapter and UNC Board of Visitors
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, 123 W. Franklin Street, Building C
6:00 p.m. Reception

BOV, Next Chapter and members of the UNC Board of Visitors will gather for a reception at CURRENT, the new Carolina Performing Arts facility on Franklin Street. This event will present the future of the arts at Carolina. The 3,000-square-foot Studio at CURRENT is a hub for creativity and collaboration.

Emil Kang, Executive and Artistic Director of Carolina Performing Arts

7:30 p.m. Student Career Services Committee Student Dinners

Members of the BOV Student Career Services Committee are arranging small group career dinners with UNC students to share their own career experiences and answer questions about entering the workforce. They will gather at a variety of area restaurants.

Michael Stutts, BOV Student Career Services co-chair
William Lawrence, BOV Student Career Services co-chair

8:00 p.m. BOV, Next Chapter and BOV Reception Ends.
Friday, April 6, 2018 – Carolina Inn
7:30 a.m. BOV Registration
8:00 a.m. Chair’s opening

Douglas “Doug” Rothwell, Chair, UNC Board of Visitors

8:15 a.m. Greetings from the Board of Trustees

Charles G. “Chuck” Duckett, Vice Chair, UNC Board of Trustees

8:30 a.m. BOV Committee meetings

Government Relations – South Parlor

Membership Involvement – Piedmont Dining Room

Marketing Communications – Sunroom

Membership Involvement Committee – Club Room

Student Career Services Committee – Old Well Room

Student Recruitment Committee – Chancellor’s Ballroom

9:45 a.m. Return to Chancellor’s Ballroom
10:00 a.m. A Conversation with the Chancellor

We will spend time with Chancellor Folt hearing about current topics of interest at the University. She will also give us an overview of the pillars that define the Campaign for Carolina.

Carol L. Folt, Chancellor

11:00 a.m. An Update on the Campaign for Carolina

The Campaign for Carolina is not even a year old, but it is already receiving strong support from the Carolina family. We will see the numbers in an insider’s report from our head of University Development.

David Routh, Vice Chancellor for University Development

11:20 a.m. Bracing for the Silver Tsunami

Every State in the nation is in the midst of an unprecedented demographic transformation. UNC Professor James Johnson talks about our nation’s dramatic demographic shift and its potential to reshape our culture and commerce. He will share some of the needs for businesses yet to be created.

James H. Johnson, Jr., William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center

11:50 a.m. Researching with star professors while still an undergraduate

Faculty Fellows in the Institute for the Humanities are paired with Honors Carolina Students on major research projects. We will hear about the benefits for this new program to both the students and the faculty members.

Philip Hollingsworth, Coordinator for Faculty Programs, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Elizabeth Olson, Associate Professor of Geography & Global Studies
Marisa Sclafani, Honors Carolina student majoring in Global Studies

12:20 p.m. Becoming a Maker and changing lives

BeAm@Carolina is a network of spaces focused on the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. Through emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, wood and metalworking shops, student, faculty and staff participate in open studios, training sessions and workshops. We will learn how the university is saving thousands of dollars by teaching staff members to create their own custom designs for research and providing a space for tomorrow’s creations.

Richard Superfine, Taylor-Williams Distinguished Professor, UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy; Professor of Applied Physical Sciences; and Faculty Director of BeAM Network
Abby Gancz, undergraduate researcher studying biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and anthropology in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences
Joel Hopler, a graduate student in Studio Art in the College of Arts and Sciences.

12:50 p.m. Break for lunch – Carolina Inn
1:00 p.m. Lunch with former Dallas Cowboys football player Greg Ellis – Finding the next chapter

We began Thursday talking about the next chapter in volunteering for Carolina. Greg Ellis, former Tar Heel defensive end and All-American, knows about next chapters. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft and played a season with the Oakland Raiders. After 12 years in the NFL, he is telling stories through drama. We will talk with him about going from playing football to making a movie about the sport

Also, we will enjoy music by the Big Fat Gap, NC bluegrass band.

2:30 p.m. BOV meeting ends.
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