Student government’s very own Dumbledore is retiring.
After more than 25 years at UNC, Jon Curtis will be trading a desk for a plane ticket as he leaves the University this July to travel the world.
Curtis is the main adviser for both student government and student organizations.
Zach De La Rosa, speaker of Student Congress, said it would be impossible to find a replacement for Curtis.
“How difficult is it to replace him? How difficult would it be to replace Dumbledore?” he said.
The associate director of student activities and organizations, Curtis has juggled his time overseeing the approval of new student groups and sharing a wealth of institutional knowledge with students.
“I’m retiring because I have the age and the number of years in, and I’m ready for a change,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Curtis was optimistic about the Student Union’s ability to find his replacement.
“Replacing me will be a difficult process,” he said. “But I think there are certainly people that have the skills and abilities that I have, and the experience will come with time.”