Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

In 1962, the Department of Economics and Business Administration was established at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over the next decades, the department would see several different name changes and occasionally merge with other departments. In 2012, the department merged with the newly created Department of Management which today offers undergraduate and graduate […]

In 1971, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro established the Department of Business Administration and Management Science, located within the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Over the next several decades, the department would change names and occasionally merge with other departments. In 2012, the Department of Management was again established as a separate […]

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations was established in 1991. The department is concerned with issues of educational theory and philosophy, sociocultural analysis, educational leadership and school organization, educational policy, and critical pedagogy. The faculty members share a sociopolitical perspective that undergirds their scholarship, teaching, and service. The department offers four graduate programs […]

UNCG’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation was established in 1963. During the 1974-1975 academic year, authorization was granted to establish an autonomous Recreation Division. The name of the Recreation Division was officially changed to the Recreation and Leisure Studies Division in the 1981-1982 academic year. At the beginning of the 1984-1985 academic year, […]

Since its opening in 1892, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has taught a variety of science course including physics and astronomy through its Department of Science. In 1900, the Department of Chemistry and Physics was established and a year later was split to form a sperate Department of Physics. In 1985, the Department […]

The Freshman Seminar Program at UNCG began in 1989 and is comprised of a series of courses only offered for freshman students. The seminars are small discussion classes taught by faculty selected for their commitment and interest in undergraduate teaching. The seminars have no prerequisites and do not presume any special knowledge about the topics […]

  Fred Chappell (1936–) was an English professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1964 to his retirement in 2004. He helped establish the MFA in writing program at UNCG. In 1986, Chappell received the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the UNC system can bestow on one of the […]

Elisabeth Zinser was Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1983 to 1989.  Zinser came to UNCG from the University of North Dakota, where she had been Dean of the School of Nursing from 1977 to 1981, and then Provost briefly in 1982-83. At the time of […]