Letter from the Charlotte Campus President

Welcome to Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus. JWU is a unique private, nonprofit, accredited institution of higher education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

At our Charlotte Campus, over 1,500 students from 42 states and territories and 11 countries are pursuing their career goals through our wide range of academic offerings. Our academic programs, facilities, and wide range of student services and organizations – combined with our commitment to the community we call home – make the Charlotte Campus comfortable for a diverse student body. Our alumni are influencing a variety of fields worldwide with their passion, drive and knowledge.

Located in Uptown Charlotte, our campus has convenient access to the city’s vibrant culture and thriving business community. Students are within walking distance of dining, arts and recreational activities. The Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Knights play home games in Uptown, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

Don’t predict your future. Build it. I encourage you to make the most of your time at JWU. Join a student organization, or fraternity or sorority. Participate in the various activities offered on and off campus. Become a student leader and engage the vibrant student atmosphere that exists.

Welcome to the Charlotte community and Wildcat family. I wish you success as you pursue your personal and academic goals. I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Todd D. Flaherty, Ed.D.

Interim President, Charlotte Campus