Achievers & Accolades

UNCP's Revels and Smith selected for the UNC System’s Executive Leadership Institute

By Staff Report, posted 2 weeks ago
Angela Revels and Kyle Smith. Photos provided by UNCP.

Two upper-level administrators at UNC Pembroke have been selected for the fifth cohort of the UNC System’s Executive Leadership Institute.

Angela Revels, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources and Dr. Kyle Smith, dean of students and associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs, were among the 33 participants.  

“Since joining BraveNation, Angela and Kyle have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to improving the lives of faculty, staff and students,” said Jess Boersma, chief of staff and vice chancellor of Strategic Initiatives, in a press release. “I’m pleased to see our leaders develop their talents and skills through these professional development opportunities while further enhancing their passion for service.”

Revels has served as assistant vice chancellor since 2015. Smith joined the Division of Student Affairs in February 2023 after working in higher education for over 15 years.

The program was designed to build the next generation of top leadership within the UNC System. The 10-month institute will provide an overview of the UNC System, its operations and leadership development opportunities.

“The Executive Leadership Institute is an important investment in the future,” said UNC System President Peter Hans in a press release. “We are blessed to have a large pool of brilliant and dedicated colleagues right here within the System, and it makes sense to nurture that talent, putting time and resources into developing those leaders.”

Five interactive and experiential immersion modules will be delivered via virtual and face-to-face instruction hybrid at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina A&T and UNC Charlotte. Graduates can build relationships and professional networks with previous and future cohorts, ensuring promising talent continues to develop across the UNC System.

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and the benefits of an ELI alumni network. Graduates can build relationships and professional networks with previous and future cohorts, ensuring promising talent continues to develop across the UNC System.  

“The UNC Executive Leadership Institute leverages the incredible expertise of our leadership, faculty and staff across the UNC System,” said Lynn Duffy, senior associate vice president of leadership development and talent acquisition, in a press release. “The institute is a key System wide initiative to drive talent retention, executive development and succession planning.”


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