Just 13 days after moving to the Piedmont Triad from the Los Angeles area, Chancellor-elect Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. addressed an audience of more than 800 business leaders at Greensboro’s Koury Convention Center for the annual “State of the Community” luncheon. “We share a common fate so together we must collaborate,” Gilliam said, emphasizing the importance of the local community and UNCG working together.
“One thing I’ve noticed about Greensboro is that people actively care about each other,” Gilliam stressed. “That’s good for people, good for the community and good for UNCG.”
Throughout his 10-minute speech he highlighted the importance of culture in defining UNCG and, in closing, left the audience with two numbers: $1 billion and 1,000,000 hours, referring to UNCG’s economic impact on the Piedmont Triad and to the number of hours each year that UNCG students contribute to community service.
Dr. Gilliam officially assumes responsibilities at UNCG on the eighth of September.
Photography by Martin W. Kane, UNCG University Relations