Council on University Community

The Council on University Community convened from 2006 - 2020.  This is the archived page of the Council on University Community Working Group.  

For information about current diversity intiatives and planning, please visit  


The Council, chaired by Joan Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, consists of:

  • Kevin Bailey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Kim S. Bradley, Chief of Staff
  • Michael S. Carlin, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Elizabeth A. Hardin, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
  • Mike Hill, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • James E. S. (Jesh) Humphrey IV, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel 
  • Niles F. Sorensen, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
  • Rick Tankersley, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Kerrie Stewart is the Special Assistant to the Council on University Community.


In his February 2006 installation address, and again in his August 2006 convocation address, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois highlighted the importance of on-campus diversity in terms of both strategic planning and integration. Accordingly, the Chancellor appointed the Council on University Community, comprised of members of his Cabinet and chaired by Provost Joan Lorden. The Council on University Community was given the charge of leading diversity efforts at UNC Charlotte, and advising the Chancellor of means to create and sustain an inclusive environment that values the presence of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. The Council spearheads initiatives that promote deeper understanding of diversity issues and foster a sense of community among faculty, students, and staff.


The University recognizes the range of factors which contribute to campus diversity, including, but not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The work of the Council on University Community will support all underrepresented groups and advance the multiple facets of diversity.