We must protect the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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We are The Coalition for Carolina Foundation.

A nonpartisan group of concerned alumni, faculty, staff, students, and allies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization and have come together to support and defend the University of the People and its independence from partisan interference. We are rededicating ourselves to the University’s promise of Lux Libertas—light and liberty—and the principles of open inquiry, free speech, equity and inclusion. We urge you to join us in our very important mission: To protect the State of North Carolina’s most valuable asset: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

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Why do we need a Coalition for Carolina?

Things are not right in Blue Heaven. There. We said it. If we can’t be honest with ourselves, how can we be honest with anyone? Sure, we’re still the envy of the nation—one of the very best public universities. We are still proudly the University of the People. We’re a world-class research university. We’re the key economic driver for the state. But this shining Light on the Hill is no longer leading itself. It’s being led, or should we say controlled, by a group of partisan politicians who have overtaken our institutions’ governing bodies. A group that claims to have Carolina’s best interests at heart. But do they? Their recent actions scream, “No!” while shunning the principles of transparency and shared governance that this university was built on. How can we continue to be a beacon of academic excellence, when we are not even in charge of the decisions that take place on our own campus?

Recently, there have been a series of embarrassing episodes—the bungling of Silent Sam; the Fall 2020 Covid debacle of opening then closing the campus; still no vaccine mandate as the Delta variant surges; and the utter disregard for faculty tenure determinations. Decisions that shape the future of Carolina should be made in Chapel Hill. Instead, they are being made covertly and controlled 28 miles away. In a place called Raleigh. We all love Carolina, which is why we need you to JOIN US. If there are enough of us in this coalition, we can make a difference. We need to do everything in our power to return autonomy to Chapel Hill and to ensure that our kids have the same experience that we did at UNC.

The Coalition for Carolina Foundation was founded by:

Mr. Roger Perry, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Mimi Chapman, Chapel Hill, NC

Ms. Joyce Fitzpatrick, Raleigh, NC

 

Since its founding, the Coalition has gained the support of thousands of people. A couple of hundred of our supporters are listed below.  If you would also like to add your name to this list, follow this link.  To join the Coalition for Carolina without adding your name to the website, follow this link.

 

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Joyce Firzpatrick – Raleigh, NC – 1976, BA

Allie Barton – Chapel Hill, NC – 2018, BA

Donna Campell – Carrboro, NC

Dan Fitz – London, UK – 1981, 1985, BA, JD

Carly Martinelli – Wilmington, NC – 2019, B.A.

Martha Waters – Portland, ME – 2011, 2014, BA, MS

Stephane Booth – Fairlawn, OH – 1973, BA

Nicci Gafinowitz – Chapel Hill, NC – 2016, MSIS

Carolyn Griffin Hall – Nashville, TN – 1985, BA

Jamie DeMent Holcomb – Hillsborough, NC – 2001, BA

Stephen Rich – Chapel Hill, NC – 1964, BS

Jim and Beth Gray – Durham, NC – 1970, BA

Brittany Piper – Raleigh, NC – 2004, BA

William Murphey – Arlington, VA – 1965, BA

Rex Mercer – Chapel Hill, NC – 1981, 2014, BS, MSW

Peter McLean – Sparta, NC – 1973, BSBA

Bonnor Hudson – Clayton, NC – 1979, BA

Paul Jones – Chapel Hill, NC

Smith Freeman – Reidsville, NC – 1968, 1972, BA, JD

Dirk Wilmoth – Weaverville, NC – 1976, 1978, BA, MPA

Jay Alley – Raleigh, NC – 1990 ,1998, BA, MD

Genessa Eddy – Chapel Hill, NC

Cheryl Malloy – Alexandria, VA – 1972, BA

Leonard Oppenheimer – New York, NY – 1968, 1971, MS, PhD

Joseph Ferrell – Chapel Hill, NC – 1960, BS‚ JD

Elizabeth O’Nan – Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Bilbro – Raleigh, NC – 1962, 1966, BA, MD

Robert Hoskins – Dubois, WY – 1976, BA

Mike Ferrell – Raleigh, NC – 2019, BA

Christopher Edwards – Farmville, NC – 1986, 1989, BA 

George Doyle – Chapel Hill, NC – 1972, BA

Bernetta Braswell Smith – Garner, NC – 1985, BS

Cyrus Johnson – Charlotte, NC – 1976, 1984, BA, JD, MBA

Walter Jackson – Durham, NC – 1967, AB

Scott Verner – Concord, NC – 1972, BA

Lisa Huffines – New York, NY – 1988, BA

Isabel Hagood – Washington, DC – 2016, BS

Melody Kramer – Carrboro, NC

David Hopkins – New York, NY – 1980, 1982, BA, MRP

Aaron Shapiro – Carrboro, NC

John H. Clark – Charlotte, NC – 1968, 1972, BA, MACT

Ruth Carson – Richlands, NC – 1988, BA

Jim Van Hecke – Raleigh, NC – 1969, BA

George Krichbaum – Raleigh, NC – 1969, BA

Richard Padgett – Charlotte, NC – 1977, 1985, BS, PhD

Margaret Cohen – Hillsborough, NC – 1989, 1993, BA

David Scott – Lake Waccamaw, NC

Bob Williams – McDonough, GA – 1971, BS

Richard Lackmann – Pangbourne, UK – 1983, BS

Thomas Truitt – Columbia, SC – 1962, 1966, 1974, BA, MAT, EdD

Ryan Collins – Cary, NC – 2011, 2021, BA, JD

Bob Young – Naples, FL – 1957, AB

J Davis – Winston Salem, NC

Scott Singleton – Chapel Hill, NC

David McSpadden – San Rafael, CA – 1983, BA 

Johnathan Williams – Gastonia, NC – 1982, 1986, BA, MD

Jamie Ayscue – Raleigh, NC – 1986, BA

John Hammond – Chapel Hill, NC

Dick Michaux – Vail, CO – 1973, MBA

Joan Brinson Dressler – Greensboro, NC – 1976, BA

Margaret Plumb Balcom – Coronado, CA – 1984, BA

David Lewis – Durham, NC – 2007, BSBA

John Parker – Charlotte, NC – 1973, BA

Sandy Moulton – Durham, NC – 1974, 1977, 1978, BA, JD, MPH

Jon Curtis – Raleigh, NC

Bill Staton, MBA, CFA – Charlotte, NC – 1969, BS

Anne York – Wrightsville Beach, NC – 1991, Ph. D.

Tom Williams – Fairview, NC – 1982, BA

Melody Montgomery – Oviedo, FL – 1989, BS

Mary Anne Dickson – Charlotte, NC – 1963, BS

Sprite Barbee – Pinehurst, NC – 1970, BS

Ben Fountain – Dallas, TX – 1980, BA

Bruce Macdonald – Hendersonville, NC – 1969, BA

Jane Coe Smith – Chapel Hill, NC

Laura Toler – Durham, NC – 1976, BA

Rosemary Waldorf – Chapel Hill, NC – 1974, 1983, BA, MA

Bryn Marie Panee Burkhart – Reading, MA – 1995, BA

Joseph Ritok – Chapel Hill, NC – 1970, BA

Ralph W Cummings Jr. – Fearrington Village, NC – 1960, BA

Hill Rose – Chapel Hill, NC – 1974, BA, MBA

David Sisk – St. Paul, MN – 1987, 1994, MA, PhD

Randy Dunbar – Boulder, CO – 1984, BS

Mindy Kutchei – Greensboro, NC – 1974, BA

Nancy Jenkins – Pittsboro, NC – 1968, BS

Hugh Stevens – Raleigh, NC – BA, JD, 1965, 1968

James Elder – Chapel Hill, NC – MA, PhD, 1963, 1970

Hart Edmonds – Hillsborough, NC – 1973, BA

Dale Lee – Raleigh, NC – 1975, BA

William Scarborough – Asheville, NC – 1980, BS

Betsy Wonnell Brown – Raleigh, NC – 1994, BA

Dr. Betty Lou Whitford – Chapel Hill, NC – 1972, 1976, 1981, AB, MAT, PhD

Sandra Rierson – San Diego, CA – 1989, BA

Elizabeth Hollers Welsby – Chapel Hill, NC – 1991, 1997, BA, MSW

Ross Vaughan, MD – Raleigh, NC  – 1966, 1970, BA, MD 

Wanda Hunter – Chapel Hill, NC – 1971, 1981, BA, MPH

Sam Carlisle – Pinehurst, NC – 1970, BA

Martha Peck – Raleigh, NC – 1974, 1977, 2004, BA, MS, MD

Ann Horan – Sunset Beach, NC – 1978, BA

Timothy Foskey – Charlotte, NC – 1991, BMEd

Sue Estroff – Durham, NC

Joni Walser – Rowayton, CT – 1982, 1986, BA, JD

Dottie Coplon – Charlotte, NC – 1957, BA

Kirsten Nyrop – Chapel Hill, NC – 1974, 1976, 2010, BA, MA, PhD

Allan Spader – Saint Simons Island, GA – 1960, 1963, BA, MRP

John Boska – Easley, SC – 1976, BA

Michael Priddy – Wilmington, NC – 1970, 1975, 1981, AB, MEd, EdD

Tony Waldrop – Chapel Hill, NC – 1974, BA, MS, PhD

Jane Pope – Raleigh, NC – 1973, BA

Stephanie Bass – Pittsboro, NC – 1972, 1999, BA, MBA

Frank Carter – Wilmington, NC – 1972, AB

Mary Witul – Sewickley, PA – 1973, 1977, BA, JD

G Vincent Durham – Rocky Mount, NC – 1973, BA

Jeff Cheek – Saratoga Springs, NY – 1980, BS

Russell Toal – Santa Fe, NM – 1976, MPH

Suraj Shah – New York, NY – 2014, BA

Tracy Mohr – Winston-Salem, NC – 1989, BA

John Singleton – Asheville, NC – 1984, MSW

Steven Kuhn – Charlottte, NC – 1965, BSST

Elizabeth Daley – Richmond, VA – 1980, BS

Michael Thompson – Chapel Hill, NC – 1972, 1975, BA, JD

Kathy E Floyd – Roswell, GA – 1980, BA 

Ray Peck – Raleigh, NC – 1973, BA, MBA

Anthony Fike – Atlanta, GA – 2013, BS

Bonnie Woodruff – Raleigh, NC – 1969, BSN

Cyndi Soter O’Neil – Raleigh, NC – 1995, 2002, BA, MA

Dr. Robert Merrill – Asheville, NC – 1977, 1981, BS,  DDS

Elizabeth Malcolm – Chapel Hill, NC – 1991, BA

Vanya Wright – Sanford, NC

Blake Tedder – Hillsborough, NC – 2007, 2015, BA, BA, MSW

Connie Eble – Carrboro, NC – 1967, 1971, MA, PhD

Alice Bordsen – Mebane, NC – 1977, 1983, BA, MS, LS

Bruce Elmore – Asheville, NC – 1974, BA, JD

Stephen Cheek – Southern Pines, NC – 1999, BA

Susannah Southern – Durham, NC – 1987, BS

Reade Taylor – Lewisville, NC – 1979, 1987, BS, MBA

Steve Bentley – Charlotte, NC – 1975, BS

Melinda Manning – Carrboro, NC – 1994, 2001, 2015, BA, JD, MSW

Jeff Mason – Kernersville, NC – 1980, 1983, BA, JD

Rick Morgan – Pittsboro, NC – 1973, BA

Rebecca Tillet – Newtown, PA – 1983, BA

John Keller – Los Fresnos, TX – 1968, BA

Philip Berney – New York, NY – 1986, BS

John Ellison – Greensboro, NC – 1969, 1972, BA, MBA

Heather Boneparth – Kiawah Island, SC – 1980, BA

Wayne Caldwell – Candler, NC – 1969, AB

Rusty Rogers – Pittsboro, NC – 1979, BA

Victor Vance – Wilmington, NC – 1968, BA, MAT, PhD

Janet Hudson Buchanan – Brookhaven, GA – 1970, 1974, BS, Me

Clyde Buchanan – Brookhaven, GA – 1969, BS

Carl Baumann – Hillsborough, NC – 1971, BSBA

Arnoluck Prachith – Chicago, IL – 2019, BSBA

Rebekah Radisch – Durham, NC – 1978, 2014, BA, MA, PhD

Patricia Parker – Chapel Hill, NC

Dianne McQueen – Durham, NC – 1977, 1979, 1983, BA, MSPH, MD

Dustin Ingalls – Wendell, NC – 2007, BA

MaryAnn Hendrickson – Las Cruces, NM – 1980, BA

John Wester – Charlotte, NC – BA

Rita Layson – Greensboro, NC – 1984, MD

Eileen Hoyt – Pittsboro, NC – 1986, 1997, BA, MSc

David Brown – Wilmington, DE – 1968, BA

James Womble – Raleigh, NC – 1982, 1986, BS, MD

Robert Travis – Colquitt, GA – 1968, BA

Anne Atwell – Bahama, NC – 1981, BA

John Tate – Charlotte, NC – 1969, BA

Bruce Stiftel – Atlanta, GA – 1981, 1986, MRP, PhD

James Deal – Boone, NC – 1974, JD

Barbara Polk – Chapel Hill, NC – 1979, BS

Timothy Sullivan – Park City, UT – 1985, BA

Dr. Jim Harrell Jr – Elkin, NC – 1969, BA

Lydia Worthington – Grimesland, NC – 1987, BA

Molly Weston – Apex, NC – 1977, BA

Robert Peek – Apex, NC – 1963, BS

John Lafferty – Valdese, NC – 1974, 1979, AB, MD

Ken Smith – Chapel Hill, NC – 1984, BA

Bob Gimpel – Hamilton, MO – 1970, BA

Lucien Ellison – Wilmington, NC – 1997, 2003, BA, MBA

Thomas Harrison – Greensboro, NC – 1971, BA

Jim Ogburn – Greensboro, NC – 1967, BS

Karen Haldeman – Durham, NC – 2006, PhD

Nancy and Monty White – Raleigh, NC – 1970, BA

Mike Newton-Ward – Raleigh, NC – 1978, 1984, 1986, BA, MSW, MPH

Xiaoying Li – Greensboro, NC

John Smeallie – Sarasota, FL – 1973, BA

Justin Meyer – Boston, MA – 1990, BA

Robert Lowman – Chapel Hill, NC

Lawrence Robertshaw – Green Valley, AZ – 1964, BA

Mimi Chapman – Chapel Hill, NC – 1997,PhD

Julia Merricks – Raleigh, NC – 1978, 1984, BA, JD

Lee Niegelsky – Chapel Hill, NC – 1979, BA

Rabia Gregory – Fulton, MO – 2007, PhD

Tom Harrington – Chapel Hill, NC – 1973, BA

Jeffrey Barker – Washington, NC – 1967, BA

Markham Gunter – Raleigh, NC – 1988, BA

Landy Qualls – Chapel Hill, NC

Tom Hyatt – Wilmington, NC – 1968, BS

Dixon Qualls – Chapel Hill, NC – 1959, DDS

Sharon Hall – Hillsborough, NC – 1989, 1991, BA, MPA

Stephen Johnson – Pittsboro, NC – 1968, BS

Katie Musgrove – Burlington, NC – 2015, BA

Speed Hallman – Wadesboro, NC – 1982, BA

Walt Sherlin – Raleigh, NC – 1971, 1974, BA. MAT

Frieda Harrington – Chapel Hill, NC – 1974, BS

James Moeser – Chapel Hill, NC

Amy Womble – Raleigh, NC – 1983, 1984, BA, MS

Grady Ormsby – Swansboro, NC – 1969, 1972, BA, MAT

Danielle Spitzer – Berkeley, CA – 2017, BS

Kevin Walker – Kill Devil Hills, NC – 1986, BS 

Missy Julian-Fox – Chapel Hill, NC – 1973, BA

JD Wilson – Durham, NC – 1992, BA

Gwen Barlow – Durham, NC – 2012, 2020, BA, MCRP, JD

Patrick Conway – Chapel Hill, NC

Donna Schwartz-Barcott – West Greenwich, RI – 1970, 1978, MS, PhD

Edith Hubbard – Carrboro, NC – 1966, BA

Melvin Watt – Charlotte, NC – 1967, BS

Bill Baldridge – Winston-Salem, NC – 1958, BA

Karen Cavallo – Ambler, PA

Keith Davis – Charlottesville, VA – 2002, MBA

David Pardue – Hilton Head Island, SC – 1969, BS

Richard Entsminger – Ashburn, VA – 1986, MBA

David Kiel – Chapel Hill, NC – 1968,1974, BA, MPH, DPH

Raymond Allen – Albemarle, NC – 1980, 1983, BA, MPA

Claude Sykes Jr – Hendersonville, NC – 1967, BA

William Olmstead IV – Wilton, CT – 1991, BA

Bryant Haskins – Lynchburg, VA – 1974, BA

Kathleen Rounds – Chapel Hill, NC

Alan Nealeans – Lewisville, NC – 1972, DDS

Bob Singletary – Raleigh, NC – 1975, BA, MPH

Jim Stasheff – Lansdale, PA

Mary Beth Hernandez – Hillsborough, NC – 1988, MD

Ralph W. Cummings Jr. – Fearrington Village, NC – 1960, BA

Ellen Macdonald-Almazon – Hendersonville, NC – 1963, BA

Bill Lowder – Edmond, OK – 1971, BA

Phyllis Cowell – Rocky Mount, NC

Steve Lytch – Lancaster, PA – 1971, BA

Kelly Stainback-Tracy – Denver, CO – 1994, BS 

Joseph Sitterson – Asheville, NC – 1967, 1975, BA, PhD

Bob Crawford – St Petersburg, FL – 1976, BS

Dan Slagle – Raleigh, NC – 1975, BS 

Barbara Ladd – Decatur, GA – 1990, PhD

Megan Matchinske – Carrboro, NC

Adam Searing – Chapel Hill, NC – 1994, JD, MPH

Leigh Anne Bowling, Esq. – Virginia Beach, VA – 1989, BA

Lauren Hood – Raleigh, NC – 2001, BA 

Diane Frazier – Fearrington Village, NC – 1974, BA

Adam Searing – Chapel Hill, NC – 1994, JD, MPH

Julia Merricks – Raleigh, NC – 1978, 1984, BA, JD

Bill Martin – Los Angeles, CA – 1986, BA

John Wilson – Chapel Hill, NC – 1985, BA

Philip Kirstein – Princeton, NJ – 1967, BA

Paula Graham – St Petersburg, FL – 1982, BA

Richard Marvin – Raleigh, NC – 1970, BA

Lisa Lindsay – Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Cotten – Raleigh, NC – 1967, BS 

Sue Estroff – Durham, NC

Barbara Johnston – Boulder, CO – 1983, MD

Michael King – Raleigh, NC – 1987, BS

Robert Korstad – Chapel Hill, NC – 1971, 1987, BA, PhD

Parker Moore – Asheville, NC – 1972, BS

Randall Kramer – Carrboro, NC – 1975, BA

Paul Fulton – Winston-Salem, NC

Charles Streeter – Durham, NC – 1993, BA, MA

Laurie Norman – Carrboro, NC – 1983, BS

John Chapman – Atlanta, GA – 2000, 2008, BA, MBA

Ford Worthy – Chapel Hill, NC – 1978, BA

GOOD NEWS

Webinar Recording

April 27, 2022: How and Why Faculty Tenure Strengthens Carolina. Over the past year, faculty tenure at Carolina has made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. Panelists in this webinar will describe how the Carolina tenure process has historically worked and explain how and why faculty tenure strengthens Carolina.

GENERAL

The case for Restructuring Governance

Chancellor Emeritus Moeser makes a compelling case for restructuring UNC System governance.

BAD NEWS

Who is Jim Blaine?

Since 2019, an influx of former political staffers have taken roles and consulting engagements within the UNC System. Jim Blaine, who was appointed to the UNC Board of Visitors in 2018, is one of these individuals. Blaine served as Chief of Staff for Senator Phil Berger from 2011 to 2018,