Welcome to UNC Charlotte!
It is my great honor to greet you as the fifth chancellor of UNC Charlotte.
Since our founding in 1946, UNC Charlotte has transformed from a night school serving World War II veterans into a vibrant, research university, offering internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity in 75 bachelor’s, 65 master’s, and 24 doctoral programs. This is truly one of the great success stories of American higher education.
Today, as North Carolina’s urban research university we hold the distinction of being the only public four-year institution serving Charlotte — the state’s largest city and an exciting, regional hub of educational, cultural and recreational activities.
The explosive growth that has occurred on this campus in the past two decades is nothing short of phenomenal. Our student body has grown to nearly 30,000 students. That growth is attributed to our expanding reputation as an outstanding University with faculty and staff who are truly committed to student success. And we offer amazing opportunities in academics, research, community engagement, the arts, and athletics to provide a hands-on college experience second to none.
We also continue to grow and improve our campus facilities. Over the past two years we celebrated the opening of the Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center, the University Recreation Center (UREC) and the transformation of Belk Plaza, located in the heart of campus. Construction is currently underway for a much-needed, state-of-the-art science building and a new Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on campus that will benefit the entire community.
We’re also thrilled that the Light Rail line from Center City Charlotte to our campus has increased the connection and opportunities for partnership between the University and the rest of the city. Our students, faculty, and staff are enjoying unprecedented access to Uptown and our Center City campus, and alumni and friends from other parts of Charlotte, are now able to more easily make the trek to campus for cultural and athletic events.
I encourage you to learn more about UNC Charlotte. I think you'll be impressed!
Dr. Sharon L. Gaber
Chancellor, UNC Charlotte