Solomon Terence Franklin


Solomon Terence Franklin is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree concentrated in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Africana Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in History with a focus in Public History. He currently works at UNC Charlotte as a Program Development and Education Coordinator within Facilities Management. In this role, Mr. Franklin is responsible for developing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives, strategic planning measures, staff development activities, leadership training, print and digital design, and managing the Targeted Selection Interviewing process. Mr. Franklin is a certified Facilitator with Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI) to teach Targeted Selection® and Leadership courses in their catalog. He has also received OSHA Certification: 30 Hour – 29 CFR Part 1910.

Mr. Franklin’s impact in the Greater Charlotte community results from his contribution to numerous campus, community, and national public service projects and organizations.

Mr. Franklin is a proud member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Inc. He currently mentors two young men, one in middle school and one in high school. In 2012 Mr. Franklin received the President’s Award from the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Inc. He currently serves on the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte’s Board of Directors as the Chief Operating Officer. In this role he focuses on office operations, logistics and strategic planning. Mr. Franklin has been a presenter at the 2014 National Conference for the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and is a member of the National Collegiate 100 Committee.

Mr. Franklin also serves as the Staff Advisor of the UNC Charlotte Chapter of the Collegiate 100, an auxiliary organization of the 100 Black Men that mentors underserved youth. The UNC Charlotte Chapter of Collegiate 100 currently mentors students at Turning Point Academy. Mr. Franklin led the Collegiate 100 at UNC Charlotte to earn the 2014 National Chapter of the Year. Within three years of serving as Advisor he has grown the Collegiate 100 active membership from 11 active members to 50 + active members. He has conducted workshops and presentations for students with groups such as the United States Military (Army) and Cox Enterprises. The signature event for the Collegiate 100 at UNC Charlotte is their annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament – A basketball tournament raising awareness and resources for the homeless and hungry children in the Greater Charlotte region. Within the last two years the Hoops for Hope Tournament has raised over 2,000 canned goods and money that was presented to the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church “Community Table” program.

Mr. Franklin is a member of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association serving on the Black Alumni Chapter Board of Directors. He is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Member Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), UNC Charlotte Chapter where he served as the Keynote speaker at their Induction Ceremony. He has been a presenter at the UNC Charlotte Multicultural Leadership Conference (2013, 2014) presenting on how to market campus leadership in the interview process.

Mr. Franklin employs a style of leadership in his job and community service roles bringing out the best in other people and helping them reach their full potential. He leads others to do great things for their work and civic communities. He also exemplifies how much can be accomplished when no one cares who gets credit for the accomplishments achieved.

Mr. Franklin has served as a member of the Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals Auxiliary (ULCCYP) (2010-2013) where he received the 2012 Young Professional of the Year Award.

One introduction to Mr. Franklin is all it takes to realize that he is an extraordinary individual who cares deeply about making the right things happen for the good of his employer, and his community. He constantly speaks well of those around him creating an atmosphere of inclusion and energy among others to emulate his positive example of giving it his all for all the right causes.

Mr. Franklin has been nominated and selected as a one of 28 “Success Leaders” in the Greater Charlotte community by the YBM Leadership Alliance and is dedicated to creating the conditions for success for future generations.