Chris Wallace has been the Communiversity and Undergraduate Program Director at the Stone Center since Oct. 2012. Since that time, Chris and the Stone Center has helped to raise the profile of Communiversity in and outside of the community by partnering with campus and community organizations, who help to drive the mission of the Stone Center while providing academic and cultural enrichment support for local K-8th grade student participants.
Chris, and the team at the Stone Center, have worked to design programming that helps to meet the evolving needs of its student participants by stimulating more action in the community and diving into visual and performing arts activities, which increase opportunities for academic success. His desire to educate, empower and inspire youth through challenging them to become better versions of themselves helped to earn him the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service award at the University, an award which recognizes outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina and is one of the University’s highest public service honors. In 2017, Chris’ efforts earned him the University Diversity Award for commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University’s highest recognition for diversity efforts. Chris is a proud graduate of an Historical Black College and University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and has served with organizations such as the Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, the Carolina Panthers, the National Youth Sports Program, Upward Bound, the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Durham Rescue Mission and many others.