Advancement Council

The College of Arts & Sciences Advancement Council provides an opportunity for alumni and supporters of UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences to become better acquainted with the College’s programs and accomplishments and to use their influence and resources to promote its future success. The members of the Council serve as advocates for the College and assist the Dean in securing support for its programs of undergraduate and graduate education, outreach to the community, and faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity. Individual members of the Council may focus their efforts on specific programs or disciplines within the College, but agree that their first responsibility is to the advancement of the College as a whole.

The specific objectives of the Council are:

  1. To advise and assist the Dean in obtaining financial support for the College from private, corporate, and foundation donors.
  2. To advocate whenever possible for increased State support for the University and the College.
  3. To promote recognition of the College as the central academic unit of the University and to increase understanding of the key role played by the College in advancing all aspects of the University’s mission.
  4. To assist, where possible, in securing opportunities for College faculty to apply their expertise outside the University, such as consulting contracts, speaking engagements, and appointments to state and national committees, task forces, and commissions.
  5. To contribute in all other appropriate ways to increased recognition and support for the College and its faculty, students, and programs among alumni, corporate and foundation leaders, legislators, and influential members of the general public.

Advancement Council Members

Candy Bernard
(1967 Sociology) St. Davids, PA

Genie Sykes Schwartz
(1963 History) Greensboro, NC

Oita Cheston Coleman
(1982 Mathematics) Apex, NC

Ken Schoonhagen
(Parent) Greensboro, NC

Gayle Hicks Fripp
(1963 History) Greensboro NC

Lynda Williams Stanley
(1982 Medical Technology) Shallotte, NC

Brittany Carroll
(Friend) Greensboro, NC

Rana Tayyarah
(1995 Chemistry) Oak Ridge, NC

Annelle Trigg Johnson
(1975 English, 1977 Guidance) McLean, VA

Kathy Thompson
(1990 Interior Design) John’s Island, SC

Susan Seeker Jones
(1978 Medical Technology) Black Mountain, NC

Bob Pitts
(1975 English) Greensboro, NC

Claudia Kadis
(1965 History) Raleigh, NC

Andrea Sinclair
(2011 Political Science) Hermitage, TN

Cathy E. Krinick, Chair, 2015-2016
(1975 Political Science) Newport News, VA

Linda Hiatt
(1981 Health Education and 1989 Public Affairs) Greensboro, NC

Kathleen Thompson
(2001 Communication Studies) Greensboro, NC

Gayle Hicks Fripp
(1963 History) Greensboro, NC