Chancellor's Fast Five

The "Fast Five" gives the campus community a sneak peek into some of the Chancellor's current and ongoing priorities and projects.

Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: January 11, 2017

   January 11, 2017

Welcome to a new year and a new semester. I hope your holiday break was a great one that was spent with people you love, doing things that you enjoy, and taking time to reflect and refresh. My lovely wife and I were fortunate to spend time traveling to wonderfully warm places and unplugging from the real world for a while. Of course, being greeted by "Snowmageddon" upon our arrival back in...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: November 22, 2016

   November 22, 2016

As we head into the holiday season, I'd like to use this opportunity to share my regular schedule update through a lens of thankfulness...because I do feel truly thankful for the wonderful things that are happening at UNC Charlotte.

  1. Last week we hosted a UNC system strategic planning forum on behalf of the UNC General Administration and Board of Governors. THANK YOU to the...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: November 2, 2016

   November 2, 2016

Since my last communication, I've really been racking up the frequent flyer miles. Here's what I've been up to and what is on the docket over the next week or so:

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: October 18, 2016

   October 18, 2016


With the fall semester halfway through (how is that even possible?!), we're running on all cylinders and the campus is humming with activity. For those who are interested, here's a glimpse into the exciting world that is my calendar:

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: September 29, 2016

   September 29, 2016

I hesitate to use the word "fast" for this update, because it's been a pretty heavy couple of weeks around here. Indulge me if I go on a bit more than usual this time around.

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: September 19, 2016

   September 19, 2016

With the pace around here lately, "Fast" doesn't even begin to describe I think this week we'll call my update "Phil's Fast and Flat-Out Furious Five."

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: September 13, 2016

   September 13, 2016

With the semester now well underway, here's a glimpse into what I've been up to since my last update and what I'm looking forward to in the coming week:

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: August 23, 2016

   August 23, 2016

Welcome -- or welcome back -- to UNC Charlotte and the start of the 2016-17 academic year! For those of us who are here on campus during the summer months, it's always especially exciting to see students moving back onto campus, creating a little noise and taking up all of the available parking spaces . The energy that you all bring makes everything feel new and vibrant.   As we kick off the...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: April 15, 2016

   April 15, 2016

It's hard to believe that we are halfway through April and making preparations to celebrate Commencement in less than a month!

Time is flying...maybe because I'm having fun, maybe because I'm getting old, or maybe because I'm just too darned busy. The last few weeks have been a blur and I don't really expect the next few to be much different. So buckle up and hang on!

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: March 11, 2016

   March 11, 2016

While our students and many of our faculty have been enjoying Spring Break this week, things on campus and in the Chancellor's office have been hopping. In addition to my regular group and one-on-one meetings with Cabinet members and other internal constituents...

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