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Christopher Faison


Coordinator, UNC Men of Color Engagement

Christopher Faison was raised in Mount Olive, North Carolina and Gloucester, Virginia, and completed both his Bachelor of Arts in History and Afro-American Studies and Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University. 

Chris began his professional career as a Secondary Social Studies Teacher at Chapel Hill High School. He then went on to become an Assistant Principal at Riverside High School in Durham, North Carolina. Next, Mr. Faison served as an Assistant Director for Federal Loans in the Scholarships and Student Aid Office at UNC. While at Student Aid, he was chosen for two statewide leadership fellowships. Additionally, Chris participated in two national education fellowships in Washington, D.C. He currently coordinates Carolina Male Scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC. He seeks to broaden the horizons of young black male career aspirations by illuminating other avenues beyond the School to Prison Pipeline and paths towards professional sports. 

Fun fact: Chris briefly ran for the North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2008. In his leisure time, Chris enjoys travel and playing tennis.