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WOMEN OF ACH I EV EM EN T

Tanya Moore

Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus and Community Communications, UNC A Greensboro native, Tanya graduated from UNC with her bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication in 2001. She has worked in the University Communications (formerly University Relations) office ever since. In April 2019, she was appointed to the role of associate vice chancellor for campus and community communications; she also serves on the board of the Chapel Hill & Orange County Visitors Bureau. Tanya lives in Durham with her husband, Trae Moore, and is the ladies’ golf club champion at Hope Valley Country Club.

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anya Moore’s first job after graduating from UNC was coordinating logistics for the Tar Heel Bus Tour. “Back then, the tour was a five-day trip across the state to introduce new faculty to all things North Carolina – from our people, politics and economics to how the university serves the state through research and public service,” she says. Nearly 20 years later, she oversaw another avenue for the public to connect to UNC. In March 2020, the new UNC Visitors Center featuring interactive exhibits opened on East Franklin Street. “[It is] a beautiful, modern facility in the heart of downtown to welcome visitors and give them a space to relax and chat with our talented staff and students,” Tanya says. “We want people to leave understanding what exactly defines us: academic excellence, groundbreaking research and commitment to public service.” In the University Communications office, Tanya oversees campus and internal communications, executive communications and community relations. Her team is composed of storytellers. They write speeches, draft announcements, handle issues, assist visitors, lead campus tours and engage with the Town of Chapel Hill. “No two days are alike,” Tanya says, “and managing a wide variety 72

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