Welcome back students!
Welcome to our ~1050 returning students and our ~540 new students!
I was so pleased to meet some of you on Saturday at the “Supporting Diversity at SPH” orientation and on Monday at the “School-wide Welcome” for new students that was organized by Assistant Dean for Students, Felicia Mebane (on right extending her hand) and her team (Office of Student Affairs). I am so impressed by the enthusiasm, commitment and curiosity our new students showed.
We’re committed to the full expression of diversity—race, ethnicity, gender, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, political views and disability.
We’re a tolerant school with a track record of civil discourse (unlike those health care town halls!). We don’t tolerate intolerance.
As a dean, I’m accountable. Public health is grounded in diversity, and we want to be more diverse. Help us!
I’m looking forward to Thursday’s “BSPH Welcome/Welcome Back” event.
To all SPH students
I hope your year at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is an exceptional one. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me (email@example.com) and let me know about your successes and concerns. Most of all, enjoy your time here, including our incomparable Carolina fall! Go Heels!