PhD Leadership Residency Program Opens on Campus

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Carolina University is delighted to host students enrolled in the PhD Leadership Residency Program. The event is being held from August 3rd-6th with about 45 students participating on campus and online. This year students were offered the option of completing the residency online due to the prevailing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The residency program features a variety of sessions on leadership theories, in addition to exposing students to research methods and related materials. Students also get to hear from leaders in the community about their experiences in challenging environments. This year’s residency features talks by a pair of Sheriffs – Danny Rogers from Guilford County and Garry MacFadden from Mecklenburg County. The law enforcement leaders are apposite speakers in the context of protests about policing and racial justice, and the widespread calls for reform.

The program was inaugurated on the 3rd with Dr. Charles Petitt, President of Carolina University, welcoming students and giving them a brief overview of the institution’s growth and evolution. He outlined the history of the mergers of several Christian universities to form Carolina University. Dr. Sandeep Gopalan, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, also welcomed students from several states and provided an overview of the new academic programs launched recently.

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