Leadership Profile: UNCG Chancellor Franklin Gilliam, Jr.


GREENSBORO – Oddly, Frank Gilliam Jr.’s path into academia started on a football field. As a senior running back for the Drake University Bulldogs, Gilliam was having the game of his life against Colorado until a fateful hit sent him over the bench with a set of broken ribs. “I sat up and said, ‘I can’t… READ MORE

Most diverse campus in the UNC system?


GREENSBORO – At UNC Greensboro, it’s a challenge to define the “typical” student. “We have perhaps the most diverse student body in the system,” Chancellor Frank Gilliam, Jr. says in the accompanying video. “It’s a fascinating campus in that way,” Gilliam says, listing non-traditional and working adults, African-Americans, LGBTQ and veterans among the student populations on… READ MORE

UNCG: Opportunity – and excellence


GREENSBORO – Chancellor Frank Gilliam boils what makes UNC Greensboro  great down to two words:  Opportunity and excellence. “Historically, we’ve always provided opportunity, even when it was a woman’s college,” Gilliam says in the accompanying video.  “Today, we provide opportunity to a lot of first-generation students and other students who may not (otherwise) go to college… READ MORE

‘That’s what makes college so exciting’


GREENSBORO – As UNC Greensboro develops a new strategic plan, Chancellor Frank Gilliam says he wants the university to focus on a few very important things to make itself better: Support for students:  “Whatever it is, we have to lower the cost for students,” Gilliam says in the accompanying video, citing increased fellowships, grants or scholarships… READ MORE

UNCC, UNCSA, UNCG employees recognized with Governor’s Awards


In addition to the award for Lindsay Recchie from NC State University, employees at several other UNC system campuses were recognized Tuesday with the Governor’s Award for Excellence: Lebra Nance of UNC Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering “radiates positivity” and treats students as if they are her own children, her coworkers and former… READ MORE

UNCG Chancellor: “We need those workers.”


GREENSBORO – The Connect NC bonds on the ballot in the March 15 primary election will help connect real students with real jobs. “We’re turning away 140 qualified nursing students every year,” UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin Gilliam Jr. says in the accompanying video. “Cone Health tells us we cannot produce nurses fast enough for them… READ MORE

VIDEO: Don Flow: “The most important institution in the state.”


WINSTON-SALEM – Auto dealer Don Flow is a graduate of the University of Virginia. And he stepped down this year as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wake Forest University. But Flow doesn’t mince words in the accompanying video about the importance of the University of North Carolina system. “The University of North Carolina… READ MORE

UNCG Chancellor: “That’s who you want in the classroom.”


GREENSBORO – Though he’s new to campus, Chancellor Frank Gilliam of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro knows UNCG lost a star health economist to the University of Virginia. “If faculty salaries stagnate, you will have retention problems,” Gilliam says in the accompanying video. “Our faculty, the best ones, are as good as anybody… READ MORE