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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Students and faculty taking part in public service projects

In 1991, the Public Service Roundtable began as a grassroots group of faculty and staff leaders interested in collaborating to increase the university's public service. It recommended the creation of the Carolina Center for Public Service as a means to coordinate service projects through fellowships and grants and to provide a framework for students to collaborate with off-campus organizations. In 2006, Chancellor James Moeser appointed Michael Smith as Vice Chancellor for Engagement and charged him to find new ways for the university to serve the state in public education, health care, and economic development.