Rodgers Selected for Carolina Next Leadership Team

Shielda Rodgers, Phd, RN, has accepted a role on the leadership team of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University’s new 3-5 year strategic plan. She will specifically help oversee the implementation of Objective 1.2: Enhance the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion through effective retention, recruitment and enrollment. This objective includes:

• Sustaining the work of the Provost’s Working Group on the Educational Benefits of Diversity and disseminating the results of the assessments

• Engaging the University community — students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and supporters — in discussion and discovery of the rich diversity of the student body, as a means of fostering community, dispelling stereotypes and enhancing understanding and dialogue

•Enhancing recruitment and enrollment experiences to foster a sense of belonging and equity in achievement across different populations

•Developing paths for UNC-Chapel Hill’s international students to enable them to contribute to building our community and enriching the community together

•Exploring innovative approaches to admissions and evaluating its capacity to foster excellence and help the University provide the educational benefits of diversity

The School of Nursing is honored to have a faculty member advocating for such an important part of the University’s future. Congratulations, Dr. Rodgers!

Please visit the Carolina Next website for details about the plan.