Dr. Byron P. White is Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he oversees a new office called urbanCORE (Community-Oriented Research and Engagement) charged with mobilizing, assessing, and advancing efforts that connect the university‚Äôs interdisciplinary, urban research resources to community assets. Dr. White has spent his career as a journalist and administrator in academic, corporate, non-profit, and public sectors facilitating mutually beneficial engagement between institutions and urban communities. He has a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, is a research associate at the Kettering Foundation, and serves on the advisory board of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.   


urbanCORE Leadership

Joy Paige-Springs

Senior Director of Strategic Community Partnerships

Dr. Michelle Meggs

Executive Director, Women + Girls Research Alliance

Dr. Tamara Johnson

Director of Engaged Scholarship, Bonner Leaders Program, Adjunct Faculty, Global Studies

Lori Thomas

Executive Director, Urban Institute & Institute for Social Capital