Senior Leadership Announcement

Posted on October 23, 2019

Dear UNCG Community,

It is with tremendous gratitude and admiration that today I share with you news from our senior leadership team. Provost Dana Dunn, who has been a truly exceptional leader for UNCG, has decided to transition out of this role effective July 31, 2020. UNCG would not be where it is today – with record enrollment, an expanding research enterprise, a vibrant and growing faculty, and a reputation for serving students that grows stronger every day – without Dana. She has been the right person at the right time for UNCG, and we thank her for her tireless service.

UNCG is strong. Our academic, financial, strategic, and operational foundations are rock solid. We will continue building on our momentum, and will navigate this transition gracefully, with Dana’s support, over the course of the coming months. We have enlisted the help of a trusted partner, Isaacson Miller, to immediately begin a national search for our next provost. Because of all Dana has helped to build and achieve, I know this will be perceived as a tremendous opportunity and we will attract world-class candidates.

Please join me in thanking Dana for all she has given to and accomplished for UNCG, our faculty, our staff, and, above all, our students. In the meantime, the work continues! I’m glad we have the rest of this year to work together to move our key initiatives forward and prepare for a seamless transition.

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.