2019 Tar Heel Bus Tour

Reflecting Back

Tour leadership and participants share their experiences from the road and views of the #THBT return.

  • headshot chancellor kevin guskiewicz

    "The Tar Heel Bus Tour reinforced that we truly are the University FOR North Carolina. Our university’s mission of research, teaching and service is intertwined with the welfare of our state. The Bus Tour gave our faculty the opportunity to see the challenges and opportunities in North Carolina and strengthen partnerships with the citizens of our state.”

    Kevin Guskiewicz, Chancellor
  • The goals of the Tar Heel Bus Tour may seem ambitious for a short-term, one-time experience, but we know from participants that they are not only realistic, but enduring. The Tour provides a unique opportunity for Carolina faculty and administrators to leave campus and focus on visiting communities across the state and hearing from those who live there about what is of importance to them and how we can work together. At the same time, participants forge relationships and connections that result in strengthened and new ways of engaging with one other and the people of the state that continue long after returning to Chapel Hill.

    Lynn Blanchard, East Tour Lead, THBT Executive Committee