The Town of Chapel Hill Special Topics sessions return to the community with a presentation on student housing at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.The Special Topics series began during the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive planning process as a way to share information with interested residents who want to know more about issues, trends and studies that affect the future. For past topics, see http://bit.ly/zi4gLo.Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and co-presenters Christopher Payne, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, and Larry Hicks, director of housing and residential education, will provide an overview of the current on-campus student housing options provided by the University and plans for future renovation and construction.They will share information about campus housing and recent student surveys for the factors that influence where students live as well as the resources available to students who move off campus. They will also discuss the University’s business model for campus housing including factors such as market rates, safety and security and retention.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
Crisp is a 1989 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and a 1992 graduate of the UNC School of Law. He began his career at UNC after his graduation in 1992 working as the school’s first full-time assistant dean for student affairs and the first associate dean for student services. He moved to Student Affairs as the assistant vice chancellor in 2005.
Payne has served in a variety of higher education positions including assistant director of residence life at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, director of operations for the department of residence at the University of Denver and director of housing and residential education at UNC.
Hicks previously served as associate director of administrative services in the department of housing and residential education.
The public event will be aired live on Chapel Hill Government TV-18 and streamed on the Town of Chapel Hill website at www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1850. For more information about the special topic series, contact Catherine Lazorko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-969-5055. For more information about the presenters, contact Susan Hudson at email@example.com or 919-962-8415.