The History of the University of North Carolina
In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of the University of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is one of 16 constituent institutions of the multi-campus state university.
The University of North Carolina, chartered by the N.C. General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795. For the next 136 years, the only campus of the University of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill.
In 1877, the N.C. General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher education, diverse in origin and purpose. Five were historically black institutions, and another was founded to educate American Indians. Several were created to prepare teachers for the public schools. Others had a technological emphasis. One is a training school for performing artists.
In 1931, the N.C. General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to include three state-supported institutions: the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University at Raleigh), and Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The new multi campus University operated with one board of trustees and one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined the University through legislative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
In 1971, the General Assembly passed legislation bringing into the University of North Carolina the state's ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then been legally separate: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Pembroke State University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University. This action created the current 16-campus University. (In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of the University; and in 1996, Pembroke State University was renamed The University of North Carolina at Pembroke through Legislative action.)
The UNC Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with "the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions." It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four-year terms. Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as nonvoting members emeriti. The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student's designee, is also a non-voting member.
Each of the 16 constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president's nomination and is responsible to the president. Each institution has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who serves ex -officio. (The NC School of the Arts has two additional ex-officio members.) Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.
Constituent Institutions of the University
Appalachian State University (Boone)
East Carolina University (Greenville)
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro)
North Carolina Central University (Durham)
North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)
Winston-Salem State University
In 1985, the North Carolina School of Mathematics and Science was granted status as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina.
The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina
Class of 1999
F. Edward Broadwell, Jr., Asheville
Robert J. Brown, High Point
William T. Brown, Fayetteville
C. Clifford Cameron, Charlotte
Orville D. Coward, Sr., Sylva
John C. Fennebresque, Charlotte
Larnie G. Horton, Sr., Raleigh
C. Ralph Kinsey, Jr., Charlotte
W. Kenneth Morgan, Sr., Jacksonville
Cary C. Owen, Asheville
Barbara S. Perry, Kinston
Earl N. Phillips, Jr., High Point
Marshall A. Rauch, Gastonia
Benjamin S. Ruffin, Winston-Salem
Joseph E. Thomas, New Bern
Class of 2001
Bradley T. Adcock, Durham
G. Irvin Aldridge, Manteo
Lois G. Britt, Rose Hill
John F. A. V. Cecil, Asheville
Bert Collins, Durham
Ray S. Farris, Charlotte
H. Frank Grainger, Cary
Helen Rhyne Marvin, Gastonia
Timothy Keith Moore, Shelby
Maxine H. O'Kelly, Burlington
D. Wayne Peterson, Pinehurst
Jim W. Phillips, Jr., Greensboro
J. Craig Souza, Raleigh
Robert F. Warwick, Wilmington
James Bradley Wilson, Cary
James E. Holshouser, Jr., Southern Pines
Samuel H. Poole, Raleigh
Jeffrey L. Nieman, Jr., Chapel Hill
Officers of the University of North Carolina
Molly Corbett Broad, B.A., M.A. - President
Roy Carroll, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. - Vice President - Academic Affairs
Gary Barnes, B.A, M.S., Ph.D. - Vice President - Program Assessment and Public Service
Charles R. Coble, A.A., A.B., M.A.T., Ed.D - Vice President - University-School Programs
Rosalind R. Fuse-Hall, B.S., J.D. - Secretary of the University
J. B. Milliken, B.A., J.D. - Vice President-Public Affairs and University Advancement
Judith Pulley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. - Vice President-Planning
Richard H. Robinson, Jr., A.B., LL.B. - Vice President and General Counsel
The History of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The first state-supported school for the higher education of women in North Carolina was chartered in 1891 as the STATE NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. It opened on October 5, 1892 to 223 students, a 15-member faculty, and classes in three departments: business, domestic science, and teaching. In 1896 its name changed to the STATE NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE.
Charles Duncan McIver, who with other pioneers in public education crusaded for women's education, was the first president, serving from 1892 until his death in 1906. In 1995, Patricia A. Sullivan became the ninth chancellor and the first woman chancellor of the University.
In 1919, the school was renamed NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, as it continued to educate women in the liberal arts with particular emphasis in the fields of teaching, home economics, music, and physical education. The first graduate degree, the Master of Arts, was awarded in 1922.
The General Assembly of 1931 combined the North Carolina College for Women, the University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (at Raleigh) into a Consolidated University. The campus at Greensboro thus became THE WOMAN'S COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
"W.C." became coeducational in 1963 when laws were amended to authorize admission of both men and women at all levels of instruction on all University campuses. At that time, the Greensboro campus was again renamed as THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO. The first doctoral degree was awarded in 1963.
In October 1971 the General Assembly adopted legislation which combined all 16 of the state-supported institutions of higher education into a single University of North Carolina, governed by a board of governors and administered by a president. Each constituent institution has a separate board of trustees and is administered by a chancellor.
Currently, UNCG has approximately 12,700 students 21% of whom are graduate students and 582 full-time faculty members. UNCG offers six baccalaureate degrees in over 100 areas of study, 12 master's degrees in a wide variety of concentrations, and three doctoral degrees in 15 areas of study. The campus on Spring Garden Street, its original location, has grown to 200 acres and 76 buildings.
The Board of Trustees of
Terms Expiring June 30, 1999
F. James Becher, Jr., Greensboro
F. Hudnall Christopher, Jr., Winston Salem
Sue W. Cole, Greensboro
JoAnne Smart Drane, Raleigh
Hubert B. Humphrey, Greensboro
E. J. Yelton, Greensboro
Terms Expiring June 30, 2001
Betty C. Ervin, Morganton
Carol F. Matney, Asheboro
Kenneth C. Mayer, Jr., Greensboro
Martha F. McNair, Winston Salem
Pat Shore, Winston Salem
Thomas R. Sloan, Greensboro
Ex Officio Member (one-year term)
Durenda Johnson, President,
The Officers of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Office of the Chancellor
Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Mary L. Jellicorse, Assistant to the Chancellor, A.B.
M. Cynthia Farris, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Lucien Capone III, University Counsel, B.A., J.D.
Nelson E. Bobb, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics, B.S., M.Ed.
Office of the Provost
A. Edward Uprichard, Provost, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
J. Alan Boyette, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Enrollment Services
James C. Black, Jr., B.A., M.Ed.
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Anita S. Lawson, B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Programs
Charles H. Lyons, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Brad Bartel, Dean and Associate Provost for Research, B.A., Ph.D.
Maureen Grasso, Associate Dean, B.S., M. S., Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Walter H. Beale, Dean, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Robert E. Gatten, Jr., Associate Dean, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Mary K. Sandford, Associate Dean, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
James K. Weeks, Dean, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Donald L. McCrickard, Associate Dean, B.A., Ph.D.
School of Education
David G. Armstrong, Dean, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Ada L. Vallecorsa, Associate Dean, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
School of Health and Human Performance
Robert W. Christina, Dean, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Lynette K. Lawrance, Associate Dean, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.S., Ph.D.
School of Human Environmental Sciences
Helen A. Shaw, Dean, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Deborah E. Kipp, Associate Dean, B.S., Ph.D.
School of Music
Arthur R. Tollefson, Dean, A.B., M.A., D.M.A.
James C. Prodan, Associate Dean, B.S., M.M., D.M.A.
School of Nursing
Lynne G. Pearcey, Dean, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.
Virginia B. Karb, Associate Dean, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.
Eileen G. Kohlenberg, Assistant Dean, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.
Peter E. Lindsey, Director, B.A.
Adult Continuing and Evening Students
Brooks G. Graham, Director, B. A.
Division of Continual Learning
John J. Young, Dean, A.B., A.M., M.A., Ph.D.
Deborah Tollefson, Director, B.A., M.S.
International Student Services
Martha F. Trigonis, Director, B.A., M.S.
Doris J. Hulbert, Director, B.A., M.A., M.L.S.
Beverly B. Maddox-Britt, Interim Director, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Special Support Services
Gertrude S. Ross, Director, B.A., M.S.
Student Academic Services
Robert A. Ross, Director, B.A., M.Ed.
John J. Young, Dean, A.B., A.M., M.A., Ph.D.
Nora S. Reynolds, Executive Director, A.B.
University Registrar's Office
Ellen H. Robbins, University Registrar, B.A., M.Ed.
University Teaching and Learning Center (UTLC)
Ray C. Purdom, Director, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery
Nancy M. Doll, Director, B.F.A., M.A.
Office of Information Technology and Planning
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Planning
James Clotfelter, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Planning
Gary M. Grandon, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning and Research
Donald J. Reichard, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Waller H. Anthony, Interim Director, B.S.
Instructional and Research Computing
John H. Major, Director, B.S., M.Ed.
Management Information Systems
Larry R. Henson, Director, B.A., M.S., M.B.A.
Thomas M. Sheriff, Director, B.S.R.E., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Systems and Networks
R. C. Curry, Jr., Director, B.A.
Robert DeVaughn, Director, B.S.
Office of Business Affairs
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Philip H. Richman, B.S.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Student Services
Douglas R. Brown, B.S., M.S.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Davis B. Lumpkin, B.S.E.E.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
Steven W. Rhew, B.S.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
R. Alan Bridge, B.A., M.A.
Office of Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Carol S. Disque, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Cheryl M. Callahan, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
James M. Lancaster, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Cynthia M. Hardy, Director, B.S., M.A.
Career Services Center
Donna J. Seckar, Director, B.A., M.Ed.
Counseling and Testing Center
John A. Edwards, Director, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Office of Disability Services
Patricia L. Bailey, Director, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Elliott University Center/Student Life
Bruce J. Michaels, Director, B.A., M.A.
Housing and Residence Life
John T. Campbell, Director, B.A., M.S.
Pamela A. Wilson, Director, B.S., M.S.
Krispin W. Barr, Director, B.A., M.A.
Student Health Services
Tresa M. Saxton, Director, B.A., M.P.H.
Office of University Advancement
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development
Weston W. Hatfield, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Helen C. Dennison, B.A., M.A.
Jill H. Goodman, Director, B.S.
Joan M. Glynn, Director, B.A., M.B.A.
Annual Programs/Annual Fund
Leslie Hamby, Director, B.S., M.A.
Scott F. Elder, Interim Director, B.A.
University News Service
Miriam C. Barkley, Director, B.A., M.L.S.