Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor's Report: 2009-2010 Milestones
Chancellor Linda P. Brady

Twice each semester, I take the opportunity to have a conversation with students about their UNCG experience. In these “Fireside Chats,” I get to hear from all kinds of students and witness how engaged they are in the life of their university.

I know that you, too, hold a vested interest in UNCG’s successes, which is why I am pleased to present a selection of milestones from the 2009-10 academic year. After perusing the links on the left, you can read more stories about great people making great things happen by visiting inspirechange.uncg.edu. Or go inside UNCG by giving our interactive alumni magazine a look and listen.

2009-10 was the first year of our five-year strategic plan, which focuses on the overarching goals of access; health and wellness; education and leadership development; economic, cultural and community engagement; and internationalization. Two critical achievements in the area of access were the launches of the UNCG Guarantee and UNCG in 3, programs designed to create opportunity for North Carolina’s most financially challenged students and to help those who are motivated to graduate within three years.

I am very proud of our faculty and staff who persevered through extremely challenging budget cuts. Thanks to their dedication — and to the support of our donors, friends and corporate partners — the university was able to continue taking many significant steps forward.

This year, for example, we broke ground for two new facilities to support research and teaching: a home for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and a new building for the School of Education. In addition, I am very pleased that the Board of Trustees approved our Strategic Housing Plan (PDF document), an initiative that will allow us to nearly double our housing capacity. The trustees also supported our desire to expand our living and learning communities by voting to renovate the seven residence halls of UNCG’s Quad and build a residence hall on Spring Garden Street at Tower Village.

UNCG is continually working to inspire new possibilities for our community.

Thank you for your outstanding support. As I conclude my second year as chancellor and think about the more than 2,300 students who recently celebrated their graduation, I sense a determination within our university community — a fortitude to push through the challenges of today and rise to the top. I am delighted, more than ever, to have the opportunity to be a part of UNCG and lead this great institution.

LINDA P. BRADY, CHANCELLOR





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