NiCole Lynch joined UNC Charlotte in October 2015 to lead the development of internal and external communication strategies for the Facilities Management Department — among the most intricate was the Five-year Capital Construction communication plan. At that time, the University experienced unprecedented construction with over 40 Capital projects that included road and utility improvements, core campus building renovations, and new construction. Lynch’s work alongside FM leadership and staff to align communication efforts with the needs of campus partners and customers still guides her approaches to communication plan development. In 2018 her support expanded to include Police and Public Safety and capturing photos for a variety of Business Affairs special projects.
A former freelance photographer, Lynch began working in higher education in 2004 and previously served as director of public relations for Morris College, where she served in a dual role as sports information director. It was these roles that honed her abilities to think broadly and assiduously connect dots among all aspects of the college and the community-at-large. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Morris College. A member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Charlotte Chapter, she serves on the Diversity and Inclusion committee.