Chair of the Forum, 2010-2013
About the Current Chair of the Forum
Jackie Overton was elected Chair of the Employee Forum on June 2, 2010. She currently works in the Department of Public Safety where she supervises and trains UNC employees. She grew up in Hertford, North Carolina and went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in African-American Studies. She enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Education and Counseling and began her professional career at UNC-CH in the Department of Public Safety where she was later promoted. The university has benefited from her years of continual service for nearly three decades.
If you would like to read more about Jackie and her accomplishments, please click on the links below:
- “Meet a Tar Heel: Jackie Overton” at unc.edu
- “New Forum Chair Combines Passion for Employees with Down-to-Business Style,” in the University Gazette, 6/16/2010.
Jackie Overton’s Comments at University Day
University Day, 2011
One of the most important milestones in Jackie’s life was being honored with an invitation from Chancellor Thorp to speak at University Day in 2011. Her inspiring remarks are captured in the video below.
University Day, 2012
Chair of the Employee Forum, Jackie Overton, was invited again to speak at University Day and continues the tradition of speaking with passion and inspiration about the university and the staff who support it.