With the twitter handle @ViceCrispy, you know right away that Winston Crisp is a vice chancellor who approaches life with a twinkle in his eye. The vice chancellor of student affairs at UNC, Crisp arrived in Chapel Hill 23 years ago to attend law school. An army brat who had lived all over the world growing up, Crisp found a home in Orange County as a law student and has been a part of the Chapel Hill and university community ever since.
A familiar figure to UNC students, faculty, and staff, many people may not know that Winston Crisp has also been a friend to Volunteers for Youth for many years. Crisp was initially attracted to the organization because of his heartfelt belief in the value of mentoring. After serving on the Board of Directors for several years, Crisp was elected board president in 1996. He retains fond memories of the commitment and camaraderie of VFY volunteers and mentors and of the joy on the faces of children during holiday parties as he saw what a difference VFY was actually making in their lives. As Crisp himself puts it, “I don’t know anyone in my life who has achieved any measure of success without the help and guidance of mentors and teachers. VFY provides this in a real way for children who don’t have access to much of it otherwise. What a great and tremendous service done quietly and without fanfare. VFY continues to be close to my heart.”
Category: 30 Years