higher education

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Restricting college tenure could hurt state economies

June 13. By Stephen Elliott | NC Newsline. North Carolina is among the states in which proposals to end academic tenure for university professors have been advanced. Daniel Brinks, who chairs the government department at the University of Texas at Austin, doesn’t usually have a tough time recruiting professors. After all, UT is one of […]

New development officer at CPCC

April 25. Lisa Schlachter of Charlotte is the new vice president of Institutional Advancement at Central Piedmont Community College where she will lead fundraising efforts as director of the Central Piedmont Foundation. She was vice president of financial development YMCA of Greater Charlotte. She began her career in alumni relations at the University of Louisiana […]

Dr. Malcolm Butler, UNCC dean and professor

UNCC education dean will speak at LKN Chamber Power Luncheon

Feb. 10. Dr. Malcolm Butler will discuss the teaching pipeline and what the future of teaching looks like post COVID at the Lake Norman Chamber Power Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 16 at Northstone Country Club, Bio Butler, the dean of the Department of Education at UNC Charlotte, earned a B.S. in in Physics from Southern University […]


Leaders from LKN join governor’s commission on public universities

Nov. 30. Two Lake Norman higher education leaders have joined the newly formed Governor’s Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina. Thomas W. Ross Sr. of Davidson, the new co-chair, is the former president of the Volcker Alliance, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina System and president emeritus of Davidson […]


Op-Ed: Universities must innovate, reinvent

Nov. 16. [Opinion] By Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Chancellor, UNC Greensboro. Colleges and universities across North Carolina and the nation are encountering stiff headwinds. College enrollment fell by more than 1 million students during two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and worse is yet to come. The high school-age population will begin to shrink […]

Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College

Quillen to step down as Davidson president; Anthony Foxx will lead search committee

Aug. 5. Carol Quillen will step down as president of Davidson College after the 2021-2022 school year. She will return to Davidson as a professor of history after a sabbatical year in 2022-23. Former Charlotte Mayor and US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, a 1993 graduate, will lead the search committee for the Davidson’s next […]

Urban Institute has new interim director

May 3. Lori Thomas is the new interim director of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. She replaces Jeff Michael, the Institute’s long-time director, who is leaving the position April 30 after serving 18 years to become North Carolina’s Deputy Secretary for Natural Resources. Thomas, who is also an Associate Professor of Social Work, serves as executive director […]