PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s new Chancellor Kyle R. Carter recently announced the schedule for his listening tour of Southeastern North Carolina.
Beginning on Oct.13 in Laurinburg, the tour will make nine stops in eight counties.
Carter, members of the university faculty, and additional campus leaders will visit area communities to hear about how the university can best serve its region.
Carter, who joined UNCP in June, is seeking input as he develops a strategic vision for the university.
“The university is excited about the listening tour,” Carter said. “The purpose of the visits is to hear what communities have to say about the role UNCP can and should play to help our region and the state and to hear from our constituents about how we can serve our region now and in the future.
“Please come and join us and tell us how we can better serve you and our region, now and in the future,” he said.
Questions to consider include: What are the challenges or your community and how can the university help? What programs should UNCP offer? How can UNCP help improve economic opportunities in the area? What knowledge and skills do UNCP’s students need to be prepared for jobs of the future?
Carter was named UNCP’s fifth chancellor by the UNC Board of Governors in the spring. He previously served as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University and as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southeast Missouri State University.