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Board of Visitors Spring 2022 Meeting

Thursday, March 31, 2022 – Friday, April 1, 2022

Note: The Zoom links below are not active as these meetings are in the past.


Thursday, March 31, 2022
Career Services/Student Networking and Committee Meetings
UNC School of Government, Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road; Chapel Hill
Parking: Lot adjacent to the building. Give your name to the parking attendant.

4:00 p.m.
Student Career Services 2022 Networking Night reception
School of Government Dining Hall
Marcus Collins, Associate Dean and Director of Student Success
Charles Baldwin, Committee Co-Chair
Caroline Croft, Committee Co-Chair

5:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings

Government Relations
Susan G. Prevette, Chair
Mal Watlington, Vice Chair
SOG Room 2402
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Meeting ID: 925 0118 3342

Marketing Communications
Martin Godwin, Chair
SOG Room 2321
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Meeting ID: 927 0861 2552

Membership Engagement
Kimberley Kwok, Co-Chair
Catherine Morris, Co-Chair
Tony Kearney, Vice Chair
Mary Eliza McIlhenny, BOV Next Chapter Coordinator
SOG Room 2403
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Meeting ID: 919 962 2026

Student Career Services
Charles Baldwin, Co-Chair
Caroline Croft, Co-Chair
SOG Room 2401
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Meeting ID: 704 858 2988

Student Recruitment
Tony Kearney, Chair
Roger Werner, Vice Chair
Kay Sowers, Second Vice Chair
SOG Room 2603
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Meeting ID: 967 5995 2275

UNC School of Government, Dining Hall, Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road; Chapel Hill, NC

6:30 p.m.
Board of Visitors Reception
The UNC School of Government is the largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization in the United States, serving more than 12,000 public officials each year. The entrance of the Dining Room features the mural, SERVICE, commissioned in 2008 and dedicated in 2010, it features eight scenes and 40 African American educators, activists and politicians, commemorating their legacy and impact on North Carolina. We will hear from Dean Mike Smith who is stepping down at the end of this calendar year. He has led the UNC School of Government for 30 years and is the longest-serving dean in Carolina’s modern history.

Brian T. Marley, Chair
UNC Board of Visitors

Michael R. Smith, Dean
UNC School of Government

Friday, April 1, 2022
Full Board Meeting
Kenan Center, Dining Room, 300 Kenan Center Drive; Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Parking: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Parking Deck

Optional Virtual Webinar Link:

Kenan Center

8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
Full BOV Meeting Begins
Brian T. Marley, Chair
UNC Board of Visitors

Jesse Cureton, Vice Chair
UNC Board of Visitors

9:40 a.m.
Greetings from the UNC Board of Trustees
John Preyer, Vice Chair
UNC Board of Trustees

A past member of the UNC Board of Visitors (2012-2016), John Preyer is a 1990 UNC graduate with a degree in political science. He was elected to the UNC Board of Trustees in 2019 and chairs the Budget, Finance and Infrastructure Committee of the Board.

9:50 a.m.
An Update on the Campaign
David Routh, Vice Chancellor for Development

We completed our Campaign, so what’s next? We will hear from Vice Chancellor Routh as we prepare to celebrate

10:00 a.m.
Chancellor’s Update and Conversation with Leadership
We will have an opportunity to hear from, and talk with, the Chancellor about the latest topics of interest at Carolina as well as meet three of our newest leaders on campus. Our Chancellor will lead them in a conversation.

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

Christopher Clemens, Provost and
Jaroslav Folda Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Rachelle Feldman, Vice Provost for Enrollment

Christi Hurt, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor

10:50 a.m.
Carolina Across 100 – Partnering for the Public Good
Carolina Across 100 is a pan-university effort to form meaningful partnerships with communities in all 100 North Carolina counties to respond to challenges stemming from or exacerbated by COVID-19. The University is co-creating solutions with communities to address some of their most pressing needs by providing financial resources, data insights, coaching, facilitation and coordination efforts and program design support.

Anita R. Brown-Graham
Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government
Director, ncIMPACT Initiative
UNC School of Government

Jessica Dorrance, Policy Director
ncIMPACT Initiative

Caitlin Lancaster, Class of ‘24

11:20 a.m.
A Global Mindset – Preparing Carolina’s Students to Solve Tomorrow’s Global Challenges
The Strategy for UNC Global involves “taking important steps to deepen our global engagement and enhance our ability to address some of the most complex issues the world has ever faced. At the forefront of this effort is our commitment to educating the next generation of global leaders.” We will talk about this Global Mindset and Carolina’s Global Guarantee.

Ambassador Barbara J. Stephenson
Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer

11:40 a.m.
Greetings from the Dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School
We are pleased to be hosted for this meeting by the Kenan-Flagler Business School, a school that prides itself in offering an alternative to a traditional business education and equipping “students with real-world skills to succeed and the enduring values and courage to do what’s right.” We will hear an update about the school that will include details on a major new program in the works in Charlotte.

Douglas A. Shackelford, Dean
Kenan-Flagler Business School


1:10 p.m.
Southern Futures: Reimagine the American South
Southern Futures brings together the Carolina campus in a commitment to a rising generation of leaders. A partnership of the College of Arts & Sciences, University Libraries, Carolina Performing Arts and the Center for the Study of the American South, Southern Futures equips emerging leaders to imagine and create regional change. We will learn more about how Southern Futures supports students, scholars, and artists working to build a future where all southern communities can flourish.

Elizabeth Engelhardt, Senior Associate Dean
Fine Arts and Humanities and John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Corban Davis, Director of Operations
Southern Futures
College of Arts and Sciences

Ivana Devine, Class of ’22

1:40 p.m.
BOV Committee Reports
Our committees are busy at work, and we look forward to hearing about their plans.

Government Relations – Susie Prevette
Marketing Communications – Martin Godwin
Membership Engagement – Catherine Morris
Student Career Services – Charles Baldwin
Student Recruitment – Tony Kearney

2:10 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Brian T. Marley, Chair
UNC Board of Visitors

2:20 p.m.

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