UNC-Chapel Hill Hosts Kevin Cheshire of King’s College London Business School
July 24, 2019
Kevin Cheshire, marketing and communications manager for the King’s College London Business School, visited UNC-Chapel June 17-20, 2019.
Kevin Cheshire, the marketing and communications manager for the King’s College London Business School, visited UNC-Chapel Hill June 17–20 to learn about communication and student recruitment strategies at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as processes of accreditation and development of academic programs. Cheshire leads the business school’s marketing and communication strategies, including their web presence, and also heads up recruitment at various levels of study and programs within the business school.
Cheshire visited Carolina through the King’s Staff International Exchange Program that sends staff to strategic partner institutions to increase professional development and contribute to King’s international strategy. During his visit, Cheshire met with staff from various programs within the Kenan-Flagler Business School, including members of the communications team, the Undergraduate Business Program, MBA Program and Executive Programs. He also met with staff from UNC Global, the Study Abroad Office, University Communications and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Cheshire’s visit was organized by Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer for the global relations team at UNC Global. McMurray organizes visits for academic, research, and professional staff from UNC’s partner institutions and other international delegations.
“We were delighted to welcome Cheshire, who was the fifth participant in the King’s Staff Program to visit Carolina,” said Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations and UNC’s liaison for the UNC-King’s College London Strategic Alliance. “These visits enable our universities to share knowledge and best practices while also strengthening our partnership.”
Carolina’s collaboration with King’s College London, a research-led public university founded in 1828, exemplifies a commitment to building robust and multi-level global partnerships. In 2005, UNC-Chapel Hill and King’s College London established the UNC-King’s Strategic Alliance, initiated between Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences and King’s School of Arts and Humanities and School of Social Science and Public Policy. The alliance has since expanded to become one of the most ambitious partnerships between U.S. and U.K. universities, including longstanding and emerging joint activity in teaching, research and other initiatives in diverse fields across both universities. In May, the two schools collaborated on the third annual Royster Global Conference along with several other global partner institutions, allowing graduate students from participating universities to network and learn from their peers across the globe.