What’s Up Trendsetters!
Our guest is Timothy A. Minor, Vice President for University Advancement at The University of North Carolina System, and today’s trend line includes:
- The “Why” behind his passion for higher education,
- The UNC System Advancement office
- and Challenges presented by COVID-19.
Here’s a quick listening guide:
at 2:08 A career in advancement “is all about the WHY.”
at 3:33 Advice for newcomers to the field, “Your greater is coming!”
at 5:37 Campus Advancement vs System Advancement
at 10:02 Navigating the political landscape of working with Board of Governors and General Assembly
at 14:01 Return on Investment on advancement spending 7:1, 12:1, 16:1
at 15:55 COVID-19 and The UNC approach
at 18:00 Impact on campaigns in North Carolina
at 18:55 COVID Creativity – Shout out to Nancy Bird (Penn State)
at 20:26 Social equity through education and systemic racism conversations
at 22:26 “at least for me, and I’m African-American, having these conversations and seeing the news everyday on what’s happening in America has brought out a little PTSD in me and some of the things that I have suppressed just to go about my day-to-day have started to leak out in other ways.”
at 23:41 The final word on the state of the profession.
TIMOTHY A. MINOR
Vice President for University Advancement | The University of North Carolina System
Timothy Minor is the vice president for University Advancement for the University of North Carolina System. He is responsible for administrative direction and support for external funding to meet the priority needs within the UNC multi-campus university which is composed of all 17 of North Carolina’s public institutions, including the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first public residential high school for gifted students.
Prior to joining the UNC System Office, Timothy served as the associate vice chancellor for University Advancement at North Carolina A&T State University for five years where he led fundraising initiatives and day-to-day operations of A&T’s central development office. Minor started his career in university development in 1994 at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., followed by 12 years at UNC at Chapel Hill as a senior member of the Development Office, serving in various major gift director roles in the University’s $500 M Bicentennial Campaign and the university’s largest campaign, the $2.3 billion Carolina First Campaign that concluded in 2007. He was appointed to the role as Associate Vice President at UNC System Office in September 2013 and became vice president in September 2014. Minor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
An active citizen, Timothy serves on the board for the Chatham County Education Foundation. He served as a trustee of the North Carolina Humanities Council from 2009 until 2016 and as the vice chair from 2014-16. Minor also served as a member of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Board at the UNC Chapel Hill for several years. In 2010, he co-founded and was chair of the charter advisory board member of the American Red Cross Greensboro Chapter’s Club Red service committee and served on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Chapter. Timothy also served as a Board Member for the Orange County Boys & Girls Club from 2005-07.