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- University History
- UNC Charlotte Oral History Interviews
- Niner Nation Remembers Oral History Project
- David Spano oral history interview, 2019 December 13
David Spano oral history interview, 2019 December 13
Dr. David Spano shares his experience serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services during the April 30th tragedy at the UNC Charlotte. Dr. Spano has worked at the University since 2003 and speaks to his role in the aftermath of April 30th, serving as the chief mental health officer for the university, supervising staff, and creating policies and procedures. He speaks to his and his staff's roles in providing counseling services to students in the days and weeks after the tragedy; close to 500 students in the two week period after the tragedy. Dr. Spano believes that the University's students, faculty and Charlotte as a whole came together after April 30th in a way that speaks to the inviting, collaborative nature of the campus. He notes the need for a tasteful remembrance monument while also speaking to the need for legislation aimed at reducing firearm accessibility and violence.