Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the establishment of the University College. The new University College is a comprehensive new program designed to help connect new traditional college students to the university community.
The University College aims to develop new students’ communication, reasoning, leadership, and career skills. It will also provide advising, counseling, tutoring, academic success workshops, and will seek to involve students in extra-curricular activities and community service.
Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, said that “University College offers a broad grouping of inclusive educational opportunities, services and supports for student engagement and success. The faculty and staff in this innovative college do more than offer a ‘one-stop’ service delivery. Rather, they are committed to a comprehensive spectrum of ‘educational care’ that consistently supports students’ growth dimensions in self-concepts, learning, and civic engagement – characteristics that feature graduation.”