UNC Greensboro Trustee Mae Douglas honored by Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2019) – UNC Greensboro trustee and alumna Mae Douglas received the ATHENA Award at the annual Greensboro Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held Wed., Jan. 22, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
The ATHENA Award is presented annually to a woman who embodies professional excellence and community service and who actively assists other women in their attainment of their own professional excellence and leadership skills.
“Mae Douglas exemplifies what it means to be a Spartan. Her professional success, commitment to service, and passion for her community make her a great role model for our students,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “We’re proud to claim Mae as an alumna and as a trustee, and we look forward to the impact she will continue to have on our campus and in our city.”
Douglas is a native of Greensboro and holds a bachelor of arts in sociology from UNCG. She is an esteemed community leader, philanthropist, and the former executive vice president and chief people officer at Cox Communications in Atlanta. After her retirement and relocation back to Greensboro, she has focused on community service.
In addition to serving on the UNCG Board of Trustees, her volunteerism has included service on the following nonprofit boards: United Way of Greater Greensboro, Cone Health Board of Trustees, Cone Foundation Board, Gateway Research Park, Guilford Child Development, NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice), YMCA, Friends of the Library at UNCG, and an Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation to expand philanthropy among communities of color. Her personal philanthropy is focused on the most vulnerable in our community to ensure they have access to employment, education, and health care.
About UNC Greensboro
Led by Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., UNC Greensboro is 1 of only 59 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in NC with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members from 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.