Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 7, 2014
Chancellor Philip Dubois will present “From Charlotte College to UNC- Charlotte: Then and Now”
Chancellor Dubois began his relationship with UNC-Charlotte in 1991, spending 5 ½ years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Under his leadership the school launched its first doctoral programs. In 1997, Dr. Dubois was named president of the University of Wyoming. In 2005, he returned to Charlotte, having been named UNC-Charlotte’s fourth chancellor. His focus has been on building the university’s visibility and support in the Charlotte region, and doing long-range planning for an expected enrollment of 35,000 students. During his tenure, completed applications among freshmen and transfer students have grown nearly 65%, while overall enrollment has expanded to more than 26,500 (a 28% increase).
UNCC implemented an intercollegiate football program in the fall of 2013 and the Charlotte 49er’s 2014 season is underway.
A native of Oakland, Calif., Dr. Dubois attended the University of California, Davis, where he graduated in 1972 with an undergraduate degree in political science, earning election to the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He then earned masters and doctoral degrees in the field from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 14, 2014
Mr. Robert F. (Bob) Caldwell will present “The Next Wave of Energy”, a Great Decisions topic
Mr. Caldwell recently was named Senior Vice President of Distributed Energy Resources at Duke Energy He joined Progress Energy in 1998 as vice president and held a number of positions leading to his current one. He joined the Board in December 2008.
Mr. Caldwell graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 21, 2014
Dr. Robert Whalen will present “Russia Today”
Dr. Robert Whalen is a history department professor at Queens University who teaches European and American history. He has published four books, and is currently working on a history of the “Christian Left” in the 20th century.
He earned his doctorate in Modern European History, with a secondary field in United States History, at Cornell University. In 1996 he was named North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.
No Program for Friday, November 28, 2014
Senior Scholars Holiday Luncheon Friday, December 5, 2014
December 5, 11:45 a.m. Holiday Luncheon, Queens Sports Complex Tickets are $15 per person. Buy tickets at meetings by November 21. For information, call Patricia Miller at 704-364-3601.