ACRED Spring 2019 Meeting Agenda

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED)
April 25-26, 2019

  • Parking for Thursday is available on the street at Tim Minor’s house
  • Parking for Friday is available in the Rosemary/Columbia Lot, Rosemary Parking Deck and Wallace Parking Deck
  • After parking, use the code 2853 at one of the pay stations located at points of entry/exit in the parking facilities. Take note of the three-digit number painted in your parking spot.
  • Thursday dress is business casual
  • Friday dress is business
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Tim Minor’s House – 136 Victory Park Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
6:00 p.m. Dinner Reception highlighting Project Uplift
Home of Dr. Radiah Minor and Tim Minor, Vice President for University Advancement in the University of North Carolina System

Please join ACRED members and friends as we talk about the growth in Project Uplift, an enrichment program that enables high-achieving, rising seniors to experience college life on Carolina’s campus. We know that some of you were high school participants or college counselors in this program and will enjoy hearing about the current program and the 50th anniversary celebration being planned for this summer.

Cynthia Butler, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, University Development Office
Rachel Tates, Recruitment Programs Specialist, University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Kierra Pittman, ’20 of Enfield
Jamison Lowery ’20 of Pembroke

Friday, April 26, 2019
Ackland Art Museum – 101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Ackland Art Museum
8:45 a.m. Seeing Ackland Art Museum from a new perspective

We will spend time with Director Katie Ziglar, as well as staff for a presentation and tour. The visit will include a discussion on the museum’s initiative to increase diversity on its national advisory board, as well as details of its expanded gallery of African art and on the museum’s Asian art collection, the strongest collection in the South.

Katie Ziglar, Ackland Art Museum Director
William Paul Thomas, Local artist and curator of the Master of Fine Art show on display
Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs
Carolyn Allmendinger, Director of Academic Programs

9:45 a.m. ACRED members move to Graham Memorial Hall
Graham Memorial Hall – 218 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, Room 039
10:00 a.m. Group photo in the Great Room of Graham Memorial with Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz
10:20 a.m. Welcome

Lucrecia Moore, Chair

10:30 a.m. A Conversation with the Interim Chancellor

Kevin Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions, became Interim Chancellor in February. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. A 2011 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (genius grant), Guskiewicz will talk about serving in his current position and about his upcoming plans.

Kevin Guskiewicz, Interim Chancellor

11:00 a.m. What does it mean to be an ACRED member?

The Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity is dedicated to serving Carolina’s multicultural communities by engaging diverse alumni in the life of the University and forging deeper and lasting relationships between Carolina and its racially and ethnically diverse constituents, but what does that mean, and how does ACRED fit into the framework of the University and the UNC System Office. Two past ACRED chairs, who have served in a range of volunteer leadership positions at UNC, will help us answer those questions.

Teresa Artis Neal, Past ACRED Chair
Reyna Walters-Morgan, Vice Chair of the UNC Board of Visitors and Past ACRED Chair

11:30 a.m. Chancellor’s Science Scholars

The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program offers merit-based scholarships, opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research, professional development, leadership training, mentorship and other programming designed to pave the way for academic success and future achievement. We will hear how the students become a part of a community of scholars committed not only to individual excellence, but also to challenging preconceptions of the scientist archetype and creating a more inclusive culture within the STEM academy.

Richard Watkins, Program Coordinator for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program
John Atwater, ’19 of Pittsboro
Keyaira Crudup, ’20 of McLeansville
Kristen Gardner, ’19 of Charlotte
Imani Sweatt, ’17 of Clemmons

Graham Memorial Hall – 218 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, Great Room
12:00 p.m. Lunch with Chancellor’s Science Scholars

John Atwater, ’19 of Pittsboro
Sierra Atwater, ’17 of Pittsboro
Christian Cambizaca, ’22 of Ridgewood, NY
Keyaira Crudup, ’20 of McLeansville
Kristen Gardner, ’19 of Charlotte
Kira Griffith, ’21 of Christiansted, VI
Cinthya Plazas, ’22 of Chapel Hill
Imani Sweatt, ’17 of Clemmons

Graham Memorial Hall – 218 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, Room 039
1:00 p.m. Welcoming the UNC Latinx Center

In January, the UNC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of the UNC Latinx Center. We will hear details about how the Center came to be, and we will learn about the Center’s new home, which will officially open its doors prior to the fall 2019 semester.

Carol P. Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
Josmell Perez, Director of the UNC Latinx Center

1:30 p.m. Campaign Update

We will learn how our diverse giving is progressing as we move forward on the Campaign for Carolina. Also, we will hear about ACRED’s involvement in some important projects currently taking place.

Cynthia Butler, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

2:00 p.m. Admissions Update

We are excited to have Steve Farmer back with us to discuss Admissions. This time, we will look at the entering class of 2018, and how these students compare with our peer institutions.

Stephen M. Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions

2:30 p.m. Subcommittee breakout sessions
3:30 p.m. Subcommittee Reports
4:00 p.m. Meeting concludes

Our next meeting will take place November 21, 2019 – November 23, 2019.