UNCG Faculty and Staff,
I am pleased today to announce that we have made a critical addition to our leadership team with the hiring of Tina McEntire as Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management. Tina and Enrollment Management will now report directly to me and Tina will be a member of the Chancellor’s Council. She begins June 1.
UNC Greensboro, like every university in our state and across the country, is faced with a new and challenging landscape. As such, finding a strong, experienced, and energetic executive who has been on the leading edge of enrollment has been imperative. With the help of search firm Isaacson Miller and our search committee, we found that person in Tina.
Tina comes to us from UNC Charlotte, where she helped deliver the largest enrollment in history in fall 2018. Under Tina’s leadership, UNC Charlotte has experienced a 43.2% growth in undergraduate enrollment, a 38% growth in the total population, and more than doubled the population of underrepresented minority students during the past 12 years. During her time, she fundamentally changed how UNC Charlotte has approached enrollment. Tina is also currently working with the UNC System Office, leading the UNC Student Success Innovation Lab Completion Grant Initiative.
At UNC Charlotte, Tina headed the Enrollment Management unit, with eight departments and 140 employees, and was responsible for enrollment planning throughout the student life cycle, from recruitment to graduation. She has a proven track record and a vision that aligns perfectly with our view that UNCG is a place of both opportunity and excellence, where a vast array of students can come, succeed academically and socially, and graduate well prepared for the workforce and ready to make a meaningful impact on our society every day.
With her experience in the UNC System, knowledge of the demographics and dynamics in our state, and steadfast commitment to serving students through public higher education, Tina will be an outstanding addition to our team. Though we face many challenges in our immediate future, UNCG is in a very strong position to compete for students and drive growth across a diverse enrollment portfolio. We are indeed still poised to become a national model for how a university can blend opportunity and excellence to transform students and make a significant contribution to the prosperity of the state.
Please join me in welcoming Tina and in thanking Dale Wasson who has been serving admirably as the interim these last 18 months under Provost Dana Dunn.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.