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Director of School Programs and HR

Ursula Smith lovingly embraced Charlotte as her home over 20 years ago after graduating from the University of Virginia to attend graduate school at UNCC. Shortly after, Ursula obtained a masters degree in industrial-organizational psychology. Ursula is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


She is new to chess and joined the club after only her second attendance to the free Adult Learner's Series offered by our Center. Her passion grew quickly and she began exploring ways to lend her talents to help the Center realize its mission.


As Director of School Programs, her primary focus is to partner with our instructors and school administrators to strengthen the relationship with our growing list of schools. 

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