Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. provides an announcement to faculty and staff:
I am pleased to share that Jeff Shafer will be UNCG’s new Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications Officer.
Jeff brings with him over 23 years of communications experience. As Vice President of Global Communications for Lenovo, a $46 billion global technology leader, he has led the firm’s global marketing and branding campaigns, crisis management, executive and internal communications, and media relations. He has also served as Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, the world’s largest public relations agency.
Jeff has been actively engaged in the higher education community in North Carolina. He currently serves on the UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism Board of Advisers. In addition to guest lecturing at a number of area colleges, he is also the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Communications at North Carolina Central University this semester.
I would like to thank the team at University Communications for their hard work and dedication during this time of transition.
Jeff’s appointment is effective November 28.