Kim Bradley oral history interview 2, 2019 November 21
Kim Bradley, Chief of Staff to Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses the events of April 30, 2019 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, beginning with the moment she realized that there had been a shooting on campus. She discusses the steps taken by the University to manage the situation that day, including the logistics of getting the chancellor, who was on a flight to Indianapolis for a meeting, back to Charlotte as quickly as possible. She also talks about actions taken by the administration in the days after the shooting, such as providing relevant information for the campus community, operational decisions related to final exams/commencement, the creation of a policy group involving multiple units within the university to respond to the tragedy, and providing emotional support services to the campus community. Anecdotally, she comments on a double rainbow seen over the campus on May 6 and how many associated that with Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, the two slain students. Ms. Bradley concludes the interview reflecting on what April 30 will mean to the University going forward, as well as her work on the Niner Nation Remembrance Commission including what it has done to date, and what it hopes to accomplish in terms of formally memorializing April 30, 2019.