David T. Schaefer (UNCG Chancellor’s Office) was recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty.” Schaefer is a co-leader of ALIANZA UNCG Latino Association, which advocates for Latino students, faculty and staff and supports those interested in learning more about Latino culture.
“A lawyer turned higher education administrator, Schaefer is an organizational leader and change agent at UNCG who is dedicated to equality and access that crosses boundaries,” the Business Journal said. “At Westover Church, he helped create the New Friends Refugee Ministry.” It provides compassionate, empowering outreach to Greensboro’s newcomers.
Schaefer, a North Carolina- and Georgia-licensed attorney and part-time college instructor, formerly practiced in the areas of criminal, bankruptcy, and immigration law for a primarily Spanish-speaking client base. He turned to higher education work to help expand access to learning and elevate entire vulnerable populations out of poverty. He holds a BA in International Relations, an MA in Political Science, and a JD, all from the University of Georgia.