Dean of Students records
Scope and Contents
This collection reflects the involvement of the Dean of Students in student life on campus. Material on committees and other administrative and personnel matters, Greek life (fraternities and sororities), professional honor societies, non-Greek student organizations, the Student Union Board, Cone Center, the Student Media Board, the radio station, student government, student court, orientation, residence life, student life, and honors and awards are all included.
Also of note are records relating to minority needs and programs, women’s programs, University Center, Rideshare, and the U. S. Labor Party’s suit against UNC Charlotte.
While the office of the Dean of Students had responsibility for athletics and intramurals during its early years, there are only three files relating to such topics in this collection, all of which are located in the Assorted Alphabetical Subject Files series. Records concerning athletics and intramurals can be found in the records of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
- Creation: 1965-2004
Accessing the Collection
This collection contains some restricted material. Commencement speaker nominations and Bill Mitchell Award nominations are restricted and must be reviewed by archives staff for student educational records and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) before access can be granted.
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The position of Dean of Students was created in 1965 to serve as liaison between the students, the faculty, and university administration. Initially, the dean handled issues concerning student activities and organizations, including the administration of the college athletic program. In 1967 the Dean of Students was placed under the newly created Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Community Relations. At that time, the Dean of Students continued to oversee intramural sports, while college athletics became a separate department. The duties of the Office of the Dean of Students have continued to focus on the students and their relationship with the University. The office is responsible for orientation, minority student support services, student organizations, Greek affairs, and judicial affairs.
Dean of Students (with title variations) *1965-1971 [died 2/12/2004] - Donald MacKay - Dean of Student Affairs *3/10/2004 Campus News “…who retired in 1983 after serving 20 years as UNC Charlotte’s first dean of students…”
1971-1979 - James Rash - Dean of Students
1979-1980 - Charles F. Lynch - Dean of Students
1980-1981 - Vernon Parrish, Jr. - Associate Dean of Students and Director, Cone University Center
1981-1982 - Charles F. Lynch - Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
1982-1983 - Charles F. Lynch - Dean of Students
1983-1989 - Charles F. Lynch - Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
1984 - [Frank Joseph - Acting Dean of Students(according to 1984 Student yearbook)]
1989-1993 - George F. (Jody) Harpster, Jr. - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
1993-1995 - George F. (Jody) Harpster, Jr. - Dean of Students
1995-1999 - Brenda Richardson - Dean of Students
1999-2000 - Michele McManus - Interim Dean of Students
2000-(2013?) - Michele M. Howard - Dean of Students
2013-2014 - Christine Reed Davis - Interim Dean of Students
2014- Christine Reed Davis - Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
18.557 Linear Feet (45 boxes and 1 framed item (33 letter document cases, 11 legal document cases, 1 slim legal document case))
Language of Materials
Originally received in twelve accessions, these records have been merged intellectually into a single collection. For the most part, physically each accession has been kept in sequential boxes, and files have been left in their original order. Intellectually, however, the files have been rearranged from multiple groupings of alphabetical subject files into the following eleven series to aid in discovery:
Administration and Personnel; Correspondence; Women’s and Minority Programs and Racial Issues; Legal, Disciplinary, Health, and Safety Issues; Student Government Association and Student Court; Student, Residence, and Commuter Life; Student Advising, Mentoring, and Orientation; Media, Publications, and Student Media Board; Cone Center and Student Union Board; Honor Societies, Honors, and Awards; Assorted Alphabetical Subject Files.
See the Scope and Contents note for each series for further arrangement information.
- University of North Carolina (System) (Organization)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Organization)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- Students (Organization)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- Administration (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Administrative reports
- Annual reports
- Legal documents
- Minutes (Administrative records)
- Student affairs services -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
- Surveys (documents)
- College student government -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
- College students -- North Carolina -- Charlotte -- Societies, etc.
- Student activities -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
- Student-administrator relationships -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
- Universities and colleges -- North Carolina -- Charlotte -- Administration
- Dean of Students records
- Legacy description modified and additions made by Olivia Eanes
- June 2017
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