Welcome from the Honors Dean | Lloyd International Honors College

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Welcome from the Honors Dean

The Honors College at UNC Greensboro helps students create new possibilities by playing, experimenting, and performing new ways of being and seeing the world (our motto is Ludite, Explorate, Perficite—Play, Experiment, Perform). How we do this is by practicing “Yes, and…”—the powerful and creative activity of (1) paying attention, (2) acknowledging what others are doing in the moment, and (3) building on what is offered—big or small. By doing this we cultivate curiosity, kindness, and academic excellence.

Through “Yes, and” we co-create learning environments in and out of the classroom where all involved can stretch and grow. The result is an ever-expanding community of thoughtful and engaged artists, humanists, and scientists. Join us in what is the best of a broad and multi-disciplinary liberal arts education in an inclusive and diverse public research university.

Welcome to Lloyd International Honors College.

Omar H. Ali, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor


The Power of Play Learn more about how we infuse play, improvisation, and performance on campus and the wider world.