General News

Fall 2024 Planned Schedule Interruption: Weekday Football Game

As we prepare for fall, I need to bring to your attention an adjustment to the class schedule that you will need to incorporate into your syllabus planning.   Weekday Football Game(s) As members of the American Athletic Conference, we can be asked to schedule football games during the week. For the Fall 2024 season, the […]

Experienced business school leader named dean of the Belk College of Business

Richard J. Buttimer Jr. is dean of the Belk College of Business, effective July 1, following approval by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Buttimer comes to Charlotte from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has been dean of the Coggin College of Business for four years. Under his leadership, the college […]

Founding dean of the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences named

Christopher R. Boyer has been named the founding dean of the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences at UNC Charlotte following a national search. His appointment was approved during the April 25 meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees. Boyer will join UNC Charlotte effective July 1 from Northern Arizona University, where he […]


Eric D. Heggestad, a professor of psychological science and organizational science at UNC Charlotte, has been named the inaugural associate provost for faculty affairs, effective July 1. In this new role, he will lead institutional strategies aimed at supporting faculty success and ensuring an exemplary academic experience for all faculty members. “Dr. Heggestad’s appointment marks a […]

Teresa Petty appointed Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College

Teresa Petty has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of University College, effective July 1. She currently serves as senior associate dean in the Cato College of Education and professor in the college’s Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education. “Teresa’s expertise in middle and secondary education gives her unique insight into […]

José Gámez appointed dean of the College of Arts + Architecture

José Gámez has been appointed dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, effective July 1. He currently serves as interim dean of the college. “While José’s scholarship is grounded in architecture, he has a deep commitment to the visual and performing arts and their role in the modern research university,” said Jennifer Troyer, provost […]

Student Support and Free Speech

Dear Colleagues, As the world continues to grapple with news of conflict and war, many in our community are hurting. We are likely to see our students express their deep feelings over these events in a variety of ways, including demonstrations, rallies and walkouts, in the days and weeks ahead. Please keep the following in […]

Important Health and Safety Reminders

Dear Colleagues, I hope the first few weeks of the semester have been productive for you and you are beginning to settle into a comfortable rhythm for your classes. I want to share some important health and safety reminders as we approach cold, flu and COVID-19 season, and as we continue to process the tragic […]

Sharing Resources Following Yesterday’s News

Colleagues, In light of the tragic shooting at Chapel Hill yesterday, I want to make sure you know you are cared for as we all process the sad and senseless loss of a fellow faculty member. I also want to remind you about available resources should you have concerns about students who may require additional […]

Academic Affairs Enrollment Update – August 1, 2023

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your continued support of our enrollment efforts. Your commitment is evident in the positive gains we see across the board. We have about three weeks until the start of the Fall 2023 semester. Here are the latest updates: Undergraduate Enrollment We have seen increases in new undergraduate enrollment over the […]