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Dear Faculty Colleagues,

I’m excited to begin my term as Secretary of the Faculty. As I step into this new role, I want to take a moment to recognize Vin Steponaitis, whose five-year term as Secretary ended on June 30. In addition to being a highly distinguished faculty member and archaeologist, Vin’s record of service to the University is so extensive that the Faculty Council concluded it could not be detailed in a resolution of appreciation without violating Robert’s Rules due to excessive length. He is truly an exemplar of service to our community.

Vin and I have been working together closely over the last several weeks to assure a smooth transition in the Office of Faculty Governance (OFG). I’m very grateful to him for generously giving his time and thoughtful attention to the transition process. I also want to acknowledge the tremendous work of the OFG staff during these unprecedented times. Over the last 16 months, they have worked tirelessly to arrange the transition to remote meetings and to support the extra faculty governance work that our community’s challenges have required. They remain hard at work this summer to assure we are ready to resume our work on campus this fall.

Finally, I want to express my tremendous appreciation to the many faculty members who give their time and talents to the work of faculty governance. Shared governance would not be possible without you. If you are not yet involved in our work, I encourage you to visit our website to learn more about faculty governance at UNC-Chapel Hill and how you can get involved.

I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as your Secretary. I look forward to renewing acquaintances and meeting new colleagues as our work together continues this academic year and beyond.


Jill D. Moore, JD, MPH
Secretary of the Faculty
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
UNC School of Government


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