Hayden Bently Renwick
He Joined The Staff Of Carolina’s Admissions Office In 1969, When There Were Only About 100 Black Students Enrolled At The University. In His Position As Assistant Director Of Undergraduate Admissions, Dean Renwick Wanted To Do More Than Just Bring The Top Black Applicants to Chapel Hill; He Wanted Them to Succeed And Graduate. This Became His Mission!!
He Was Instrumental In Increasing The Enrollment And Retention Of Black Students, At UNC-CH, In the 60s & 70s. By The Time He Was Promoted To Associate Dean, In The Newly-Formed Office For Student Counseling, In 1973, Black Student Enrollment Had Topped More Than 500, And Continued To Grow!!
Renwick Spearheaded And Instituted Initiatives That Included, A Minority Advising Program (MAP), That Also Had Minority Mentoring & Tutorial Components!! This Essentially Became the Blueprint For Other Academic Support Programs At Carolina, Including: The Summer Bridge Program, & The Academic Support Program for Student Athletes -- Programs That Allow Students To Foster Enduring Relationships With Peers, Faculty And Administrators.
He Also Made Certain He Recognized And Rewarded The Efforts of “HIS” Students, With An Annual Awards Program, Acknowledging All Black And American Indian Students, Who Earned a Grade Point Average Of 3.0 Or Higher.
Renwick was Associate Dean, In The College Of Arts And Sciences From 1977-1988. From 1988 To 1991, He Was Associate Vice Chancellor, At Fayetteville State University And Finally, Special Assistant To The Chancellor, At Winston-Salem State University.
Dean Hayden B. Renwick Was An INSPIRATION, ROLE MODEL And HERO, For Many of Us, The Black Alumni, At The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!
"In Order For Black History To LIVE, We Must Continue, To BREATHE LIFE Into It." - Hubert Gaddy, Jr.