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Student Affairs Vice Chancellor records, 1970-2012

Identifier: UA0091

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other material on a variety of topics such as athletics, civic and student organizations, commencement, committees (divisional, faculty, and university), counseling services, enrollment, faculty, financial aid, multiculturalism, residence halls, and other subjects of direct interest to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Functions and offices that report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs are heavily represented. These include Cone University Center, Student Union, Student Activities, Student Media, Student Government, Student Clubs and Organizations, Greek Life, the Dean of Students, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling Center, and Health Center.

Material related to numerous other divisions and offices on campus can also be found in this collection, such as Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Legal Affairs, Religious Affairs, Admissions, the Chancellor’s Office, and the Registrar’s Office. Governing and advisory bodies are also represented, including the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors, the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees, Executive Staff, and the Vice Chancellor’s Council.

Several files of chronological correspondence and memos from Chuck Lynch (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1989-2007) are also present.

Not included in this collection are the files from Bonnie Cone’s tenure as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. These can be found in collection UA0101 “Student Affairs Vice Chancellor (Bonnie Cone) Records.”

The collection contains the following nine series: University of North Carolina System; UNC Charlotte Administration; Student Affairs Division; Committees; Admissions; Athletics; Financial Aid; Information Systems and Technology; Alphabetical Subject Files. See the Arrangement and Processing Information notes for more information as well as the Scope and Contents notes for each series.


  • Creation: 1970-2012


Accessing the Collection

This collection contains some restricted material. Some files contain student records and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and must be reviewed and/or redacted by archives staff before access can be granted.


Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

The position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Community Relations was established in 1966, just after UNC Charlotte became the fourth campus of the University of North Carolina. Between 1949 and 1965, issues regarding student affairs were handled by the president of Charlotte College, Bonnie E. Cone. Cone continued to handle student-related issues while serving as acting-chancellor of UNC Charlotte (1965-1966). In 1966 she was named the first Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Community Relations, a position she held until 1973.

From 1973 to 1974 Harold Clarke, the University Registrar, served as the Chairman of the Student Affairs Division during the search for Miss Cone’s successor. When Douglas Orr, Jr. succeeded Miss Cone in 1974, the position became the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Below is a complete list of Vice Chancellors with their terms of service.

Bonnie E. Cone, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Community Relations, 1966-1973 (retired)

Harold Clarke, Chairman of Student Affairs Division, 1973-1974

Douglas Orr, Jr., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1974-1980

Charles Lynch, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1980-1981

Charles Lynch, Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, 1981-1982

Robert L Albright, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1982-1985

Kathleen P. Faircloth, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1985-1989

Charles Lynch, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 1989-2007

Arthur R. Jackson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 2007-2017

Kevin W. Bailey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 2017-


59.21 Linear Feet (142 boxes)

Language of Materials



Originally processed as 19 separate collections, each of which consisted of alphabetical subject files from overlapping date ranges, this collection resulted from merging these accessions into a single collection. The physical order within each accession was kept intact with the exception that any restricted files were pulled from each accession and boxed together at the end of the merged collection.

The intellectual arrangement (inventory) was created by integrating the files into a single alphabetical listing and pulling out like files into series and subseries. Any remaining files were left in an Alphabetical Subject Files series, divided into the following five subseries: A-C; D-G; H-M; N-R; S-Z.

Related Materials

Previous versions of the Division of Student Affairs website dating back to 2015 have been archived and are available at:*/

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor (Bonnie Cone) Records (UA0101)

Dean of Students Records (UA0116)

Student Activities Office Records (UA0161)

Student Government Association Records (UA0237)

Fraternity and Sorority Life Records (UA0498)

Student Clubs and Organizations Records (UA0563)

Counseling and Health Services Records (UA0405)

Campus Activities Board Records (UA0159)

Student Media Records (UA0054)

Multicultural Resource Center Records (UA0107)

University of North Carolina System Records (UA0434)

Faculty Governance Records (UA0042)

Chancellor (Dean W. Colvard) Records (UA0026)

Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) Records (UA0030)

Chancellor (James H. Woodward) Records (UA0174)  

Business Affairs Files (RG 27)

Academic Affairs Files (RG 06)

Processing Information

This collection was initially received over time in 19 accessions, each of which was processed as a separate collection and consisted of alphabetical subject files. In the fall of 2017, these accessions were merged into a single collection. See Arrangement note for more information.

Original file titles were generally maintained. Some standardization of titles was performed.

Folder numbers that already existed were maintained, resulting in multiples of each number in the merged collection. No folder numbers were given to folders processed during the merge. Among those accessions that already had folder numbers, the following folders do not exist: 21, 77, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 118, 120, 125, 134, 140, 144, 166 in Boxes 25-44; 79, 80 in Box 71; 2 in Box 109; 52, 54 in Box 125; 15, 16 in Box 126; 30 in Box 127; and 14 in Box 128.

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor records, 1970-2012
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Repository Details

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9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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