Providing Space

Student honorees with Ramsies

Hayden Bently “Benny” Renwick ’66 (M.Ed.) joined the staff at Carolina in 1969, and the University has had a stronger, more diverse and more successful cohort of students ever since.

The two programs that Renwick initiated — the Minority Advisory Program and the Academic Achievement Awards — still continue to impact the lives of students today. These initiatives, among others, have grown into what is now the Center for Student Success (CFSS), which offers a wide variety of options in academic coaching, resources and student support for Carolina students. 

“At the heart of their mission, these types of programs provide space,” said Marcus Collins, dean of CFSS, “and that is not just physical space to hold an event … it is space to be seen and heard. Providing a space that is uniquely yours is crucial to the mission of our University, which creates a more inclusive world in the long run.”

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