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Making Queens University of Charlotte into a top college

Making Queens University of Charlotte into a top college

Dan Lugo and Adrienne Amador Oddi of Queens University talk about the school's transition to Division I sports and the future of higher education in Charlotte

Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a private university that was established to focus on the higher education of women. Today, Queens University is open to all and is a Division I school with about 2,300 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

Dan Lugo serves as president of Queens University of Charlotte, and Adrienne Amador Oddi serves as vice president of Queens’s strategic enrollment and communications.

On this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Lugo and Amador Oddi sat down with The Ledger’s Cristina Bolling on campus of Queens University to discuss:

  • Queen University's rich history in Charlotte.

  • The school's move to Division I sports.

  • Enrollment growth and the largest freshman class in the school's history.

  • Challenges that colleges and universities are experiencing nationwide.

  • What the future holds for higher education in Charlotte.

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Dan Lugo and Adrienne Amador Oddi.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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