UNCG Campus Weekly

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Chancellor updates at April’s General Faculty meeting

Chancellor Linda P. Brady provided a detailed update to faculty at the April 24 General Faculty meeting. Among the news she shared:

  • Dr. Steve Roberson, dean of undergraduate studies, has announced his desire to return to the faculty ranks on a full-time basis. Effective this fall, he will be professor of music education. Before joining UNCG, Roberson was professor of music and associate dean in the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis. He published 35 articles on various subjects related to piano teaching, and he twice received the Music Teachers National Association’s Article of the Year award. In 1995 he was named “Teacher of the Year” for the State of Indiana.
  • New housing applications for entering freshmen and transfers are up approximately 25 percent over last year.
  • Currently, total confirmations for incoming undergraduate students – both freshmen and transfers – are up 4.6 percent. At the graduate level, total applications are up by more than 10 percent.
  • She thanked the many academic unit deans the department heads who have written letters to admitted students as well as the faculty and staff who have taken time to meet personally with prospective students. Early reports suggest these personal contacts are making a difference in our efforts to recruit additional students for the fall.
  • The Office of Space Management and Facilities Operations have collaborated to analyze options for repurposing the existing recreation center when it is vacated in summer 2016. Several options were considered. Based on consideration of optimal use of space and estimated cost of renovations, our university has decided to repurpose the space to meet significant needs of Dance, the School of Health and Human Sciences and the Middle College at UNCG. This strategy will free up approximately 20,000 assignable square feet in the HHP and McIver buildings, making this space available to other units on campus.
  • Through a business/collegiate collaboration focused on health care education, downtown Greensboro’s Union Square Campus will be a reality. UNCG, NC A&T, GTCC and Cone Health will have programs there. On April 10, the UNC Board of Governors unanimously approved UNCG’s request to lease space in the facility.

By Mike Harris