Spotlights

Dean W. Colvard

You never know what you can do until you try.

Chancellor from 1966–1978

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E. K. Fretwell

In 1989, the engineer formally hung up his cap at UNC Charlotte, but he still peered down the track, watched the signals, and occasionally sounded the whistle.

Chancellor, 1979–1989

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James H. Woodward

A man with deep family bonds, he looks toward spending more time at Mountain Island Lake with his grandchildren when he retires.

Chancellor from 1989 - 2005

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2017

Light Rail Arrives!

The LYNX Light Rail Blue Line connected main campus with Uptown Charlotte in March 2018.

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2013

Kickoff! 49ers Football Roars to Life

The 49ers scored big, with a sold-out stadium cheering the team to a 45-point victory

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2011

Center City Building Opens

The first urban campus in the UNC system brings UNC Charlotte's educational resources to the heart of the city.

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2005

A New Era: Dubois becomes Chancellor

Philip L. Dubois was sworn in as UNC Charlotte's fourth Chancellor, beginning what has been a 12-year period of remarkable growth for the campus

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2000

Coming into its own: University gains doctoral/research-intensive status

UNC Board of Governors reclassifies UNC Charlotte as a doctoral/research-intensive university

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1993

Doctoral Programs Authorized

The UNC Board of Governors approved the University's first doctoral programs in 1993, launching another leap into the future.

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1969

Reaching Higher: First Master's Programs Established

The University's growing academic profile included master's programs beginning in 1969.

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