Dr. Jill S. Huerta joins UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School July 2 as Director of the Center for Graduate Life (CGL). Jill will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the CGL.
The Center for Graduate Life provides professional development, support and sense of community to help prepare 5,000 graduate students for productive roles on the job, whether their career plans involve business or academia.
“To be successful in their careers, graduate students must have not only excellent academic preparation, but also the opportunity to think, to explore, and to do their best work,” said Tom Reynolds, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. “The CGL provides that opportunity. We’re excited to have Jill join that effort.”
Huerta joins the Graduate School from the University of Michigan where for the past five years she has served as the associate director of the MBA program for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She has also served as instructor for Eastern Michigan University, Adrian College, Mott Community College and for Michigan State. Huerta received her Ph.D. in History from Michigan State University.
Huerta will assume her new role in July, in time to oversee orientation for new graduate students in August. Among her initial top priorities will be reaching out to campus partners to establish collaborative opportunities to support student success.