“We all know that UNCG is a special place,” she said, rich with history and tradition.
“Our mission is to educate, create and share knowledge, and serve. Our place is in this community, this region, and this state.”
In recognizing new faculty and staff and all the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate members in attendance, she noted, “Our people represent the foundation upon which we build.”
UNCG has always been committed to:
- Empowering students to succeed by providing access and opportunity in a challenging and supportive environment;
- Creating, sharing and translating knowledge into solutions for the problems we face, locally, statewide, nationally and even globally;
- Contributing to the public good, enriching quality of life and enhancing economic development through our research and engagement.
She gave a number of examples of this commitment.
And she spoke of engagement – eliminating the obstacles and boundaries between UNCG and those we serve. “Our shared value as a campus community is to do something more with what we teach, learn, and discover – something that impacts those beyond our borders.”
We will continue to plan for our future, she added. “This fall we will launch a strategic visioning process. Our goal will be to work together, across all of our constituencies, to establish a strategic vision for UNCG that will provide a framework within which the details of the next strategic plan can be developed. This will be a collaborative process that will set the direction for our collective future.”
She concluded, “I ask that we – all faculty, staff, students and alumni and friends – continue to work together to further solidify this great university’s mission and our place in this community.”
See text of her address at
See highlights and pictures from a variety of posts that morning at
By Mike Harris
Visual of Chancellor Brady and Trustees Chair David Sprinkle at the event, by David Wilson.