CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Board of Trustees appointed new members to the serve on the UNC Board of Visitors, an active volunteer group at the University. The new members come from alumni and friends who will participate in a 175-member board that actively assists the Chancellor and Board of Trustees with activities ranging from marketing and recruiting to fundraising.
Members of the Board of Visitors also serve as ambassadors between the school and their communities informing both about what is going on. The members serve four-year terms, and every year as members rotate off, new ones are elected. This year, Patty Hill and William Moore of Chapel Hill have been selected to serve on the Board of Visitors from the Orange County area. Beginning July 1, the members will take their spot on the Board chaired by Dr. Michael Zollicoffer of Baltimore.
Thursday, the Carolina Kids Classic celebrates its 25th anniversary of the CKC golf tournament. Since its inception in 1988, the Carolina Kids Classic has raised more than three million dollars to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the Golf Tournament go towards helping these programs.
The Golf tournament takes place at Finely Golf Course with top-name participants including: UNC Basketball coach Roy Williams, UNC Football Coach Larry Fedora, Former UNC basketball star Phil Ford, Co-founder of CKC Woody Durham, and a 14-year old patient from the N.C Children’s Hospital.
For more information on the Tournament contact Danielle Bates at email@example.com, or for more information on the Ronald McDonald House visit www.rmh-chapelhill.org and NC Children’s Hospital visit www.ncchildrenshospital.org.
Deputy Fire Chief Matt Lawrence has received an award for Outstanding Leadership from North Carolina Safe Kids. Chief Lawrence served as the Orange Chapter of Safe Kids Chairperson and worked to improve the program in the area. He kept the coalition between the fire department and Safe Kids going while also coordinating the first Orange County Summer Safety Event.
Chief Lawrence dedicated much of his career to improving safety for all citizens and is honored by this award for his work and effort. Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries to children, the number one killer of kids.
For more information on Safe Kids visit www.safekids.org.http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-time/unc-board-of-visitors-carolina-kids-classic-chfd-deputy-chief-outstanding-leadership/
CHAPEL HILL - The 21st Century Vision project is continuing to push research and entrepreneurship to advance UNC in years to come. And it’s just one of the many items on Board of Trustees’ agenda for this week.
“The focus of today was commercialization of technology. What we had here was a preliminary report of a task force that was charged last fall by the Chancellor’s recommendations about how the university can do a better job on the commercialization of technology,” said Barbara Entwisle, UNC Vice Chancellor of Research.
The committee, Using Research to Solve the World’s Problems, is one of the committees under the 21st Century Vision plan that Chancellor Holden announced in May of last year.
Entwisle co-chairs the committee with BoT member Lowry Caudill.
Maryann Feldman, professor of Public Policy at UNC, did a survey on the entrepreneurial endeavors of faculty members and post-docs.
“The real reason they are doing this is because they want their research to make a difference. I think that’s so important to understand about motivation,” Entwisle said.
The committee talked about the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship and how it can positively impact the UNC business ecosystem.
Judith Cone, special assistant to the chancellor, presented a two-year progress report examining students and their start-up companies.
As committee member and Trustee Steven Lerner said, “Money flows where the ideas are.”
Entwisle also identified several areas where the University needs to improve.
According information presented by the committee, UNC does research with out getting commercial outcomes. That’s why the committee wants to identify ways to increase effectiveness. They believe by doing this, jobs will be creating in North Carolina, and more importantly, the University will benefit.
The committee also talked about partnering with Duke, N.C. State or a resource in Research TrianglePark to form an engineering partnership. Another topic of discussion is the convergence technology and social media, and how that’s become a part of student life.
The committee also addressed the convergence technology and social media, and how that’s become a part of student life, in addition to the state of engineering at UNC. They talked about partnering with Duke, N.C. State or a resource in Research Triangle Park to form an engineering partnership. UNC is one of only two schools ranked in the top 20 with out an engineering course of study.
The committee is putting together an all-encompassing progress report to be released in May. It will focus on the committee’s impact on UNC, commercialization, and how to support the faculty in responding to research opportunities
College Access & Completion, another committee of the 21st Century Vision, also met Wednesday.
WCHL will have full coverage of the meeting and bring you any updates on the search for a new chancellor.
Click here view the BoT’s full agenda.http://chapelboro.com/news/21st-century-vision-plan-pushing-ahead-to-advance-unc/
Opening and closing remarks will be conducted in open session, but per the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, the Board has decided to conduct the meeting in closed session.
While the search committee has been interviewing potential candidates for the position, the committee only makes a recommendation to University System President Tom Ross who will then make the final decision on the hire. The committee is expected to suggest three potential candidates for President Ross.
Monday’s meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to last for about an hour. Due to the nature of the meeting regarding personnel matters, the agenda for the meeting has not been released.http://chapelboro.com/news/unc-chancellor-search-drawing-to-a-close/