Here at the interim University of North Carolina, being interim is our shtick. We have an interim Chancellor, an interim UNC-System President, an interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs; an interim vice chancellor for Information Technology and chief information officer; an interim vice chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement; an interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; an interim senior associate dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences…
What’s next, an interim football coach? Interim Rameses?
That’s right, folks — that succulent on your windowsill might outlast the current UNC faculty. Hell, even Chad from Theta Apple Pi would probably last longer than the UNC administration.
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At this point, we might as well follow in the footsteps of every generic frat boy on Tinder and change our school motto to “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” While we’re at it, maybe we can get Tim McGraw to record a remix of his hit single, tentatively titled “Live Like You Were interim,” to use as our new alma mater.
UNC is really big on their goal to get us to graduate in four years — it even applies to the administration! Perhaps that’s why the University only takes interim responsibility for its actions, or why it refuses to reckon with its history. All that stuff is only interim, you know!