Moeser Goes on the Road to Forge UNC-N.C. Connections

Chancellor James Moeser is traveling across the state this summer to remind North Carolinians that UNC truly is a “university of the people.”

As part of the “Carolina Connects” tour, Moeser is devoting a notable chunk of his summer to outlining how UNC serves the state at large.

He is meeting with residents and making them aware of UNC’s influence across the state, and he’s looking for more opportunities for the University to lend a hand. Conversations are scheduled with community leaders, elected officials, alumni and parents. The GAA, through several local Carolina Clubs, will be participating in areas across the state.

“Our message is that The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill serves North Carolina every day in meaningful, relevant ways,” Moeser said in a statement. “In short, ‘Carolina Connects.’ ”

Several administrators, including William Roper, dean of the medical school and chief executive officer of the UNC Health Care System; and Mike Smith, dean of the School of Government, also are part of the tour.

In conjunction with Carolina Connects, Moeser is rolling out a new public service database that lists more than 700 projects, including at least one for all 100 counties. Officials hope that the database will become a living document with more projects being added as they arise.

“We hope the database will help interested parties learn about public service the University is engaged in, where it is happening, who the community partners are, and how to contact someone at the University to learn more,” said Lynn Blanchard ’85 (MPH, ’90 PhD), director of the Carolina Center for Public Service.

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