UNC Board of Governors Visit CHHS to Learn About the College and Future Allied Health Building

UNC Board of Governors Visit CHHS to Learn About the College and Future Allied Health Building

UNC System President Margaret Spellings and members of the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) visited McNeill Hall on Oct. 24 to learn about the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and the future plans for the Allied Health Building.

The visit was part of a tour of UNCW and the larger UNC System of universities to familiarize new board members with the universities.

The CHHS was chosen to be a part of the tour because Chancellor Sartarelli wanted to give the BOG insight about how CHHS is delivering on UNCW’s strategic initiative to provide the leadership in enhancing the health and quality of life in southeastern North Carolina.

Dean Hardy presented the board with detailed information about the strategic plan of the college; the growth, particularly in academic programs; the scholarly and innovative work being done by the faculty and staff; and the community engagement and impact programming that faculty, staff and students are involved with in the local community.

Dean Hardy was joined by CHHS community partners Dr. Joseph Pino, executive director of SEAHEC; Randall Johnson, executive director of the Southeastern Office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center; and James Dixon, senior vice president of Quality and Enterprise Learning at the PPD Corporate Headquarters. These community partners provided real-life examples of how the CHHS and their organizations are collaborating to enhance health and quality of life in southeastern North Carolina. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. 

“Any time I get an opportunity to brag on the students, the staff and the faculty of CHHS, it is a great day,” Dean Hardy said. “Today was indeed a great day.”

Dean Hardy went on to say that President Spellings and the UNC Board of Governors were impressed by the progress made by the CHHS and the passion that the faculty, staff and students display for their work. It was clear that CHHS' Why resonated with President Spellings and the BOG members. 

The BOG will return to UNCW in March for a full board meeting.