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Tarrant trades blue & gold for Carolina blue

Mike Tarrant is returning to Chapel Hill.

Tarrant, director of strategic initiatives at UNCG, has accepted a position with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC. There, he will partner with businesses, governmental clients and other organizations to create customized executive development programs to support their organizational strategies.

Tarrant, who graduated summa cum laude from UNC Chapel Hill, will serve at UNCG through Feb. 24.

Effective Feb. 25, Nikki Baker, currently UNCG’s assistant for strategic initiatives, will assume the role of interim director of strategic initiatives.

“As director of strategic initiatives and member of Executive Staff, Mike has been responsible for government relations, military affairs, and special projects,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said. “Since he joined UNCG in 2009, we have experienced great success in securing support for several key priorities at the federal, state and local level. Mike’s efforts on behalf of UNCG’s military-affiliated students have highlighted the university’s longstanding commitment to serving those who have served.”

She noted that Nikki Baker has worked closely with Mike Tarrant since she joined UNCG in 2012. “She brings extensive experience in federal relations to the team. I look forward to working with Nikki during this transition to ensure continued progress in the areas of government relations, military affairs, and other strategic initiatives.”