Thank you from the Dean

We believe that the most effective graduate training for the future will prepare students to collaborate effectively across disciplines, adapt quickly to changing conditions, work well in teams, communicate effectively, and work successfully with people whose language and culture are different from their own. Our actions are firmly grounded in the belief that graduate education forms the backbone of American competitiveness and innovation.

Outstanding graduate students are the key to the success of any research university. They are necessary to attract top faculty which in turn drives our research and scholarship forward to the next level. A great university may be known for the quality of its undergraduate experience or its exceptional professional programs, but its reputation as an outstanding research university is largely founded on its emphasis on linking research and education through graduate studies, and its ability to recruit, mentor, support, retain, and ultimately graduate exceptional graduate students. This University is dedicated to the social, intellectual, and economic development of the Charlotte region, the state of North Carolina, and the nation.

Thank you for considering a gift to support graduate education and research at UNC Charlotte.  As North Carolina’s Urban Research University, graduate education is fundamental to our mission.

Please take a moment to consider how you may effectively assist UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School in educating and training graduate students whose work in laboratories, private industry and national universities contributes to America’s global leadership. Today’s graduate student becomes tomorrow’s highly trained, skilled leader or employee in the knowledge-based economy. Private donations are vital to support needed fellowships, research activities, professional development and educational opportunities for all graduate students across the UNC Charlotte campus.

Interim Dean Pinku Mukherjee

Exponential support from our donors

#NinerNationGives is the University's annual 49 hours of giving.  Thanks to the generous support of our graduate community, the Graduate School raised nearly $25,000 to support the Center for Graduate Life and Learning and the Claudia M Reynolds Graduate Fellowship.  During the campaign, Dean Reynolds challenged graduate students with a $2,500 contribution to make a donation during #NNG.  Those funds were presented to the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) and will be allocated for graduate student travel to conferences and presentations. 

Pictured are(L-R) Norm the Niner, Tonderai Mushipe, GPSG President, and Dean Tom Reynolds.

Dr. William F. Kennedy, a former professor in the Belk College of Business, recently was honored with the dedication of Cato 248 in the Graduate School as the William F. Kennedy Conference Room.  Kennedy established an $18,000 graduate fellowship that provides full tuition support, fees, and health insurance for UNC Charlotte students.  

Pictured are: (L-R) Rick Zuber, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Joan Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tom Reynolds, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Richard Conboy, Associate Professor Emeritus of Management, and Ben Nunnally, Professor of Finance Emeritus.

Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Student Research Award