Senior Academic Officer & Staff
Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs | 919-962-4614
Dr. Gonzales leads the development and implementation of the academic mission of the University of North Carolina. He advises the UNC President and the Board of Governors on academic issues. He works with the Chancellors and Chief Academic Officers of the seventeen constituent institutions in the implementation and assessment of University-wide initiatives in academic affairs.
Academic Planning and Assessment
Courtney Thornton, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Programs | 919-962-2676
Dr. Thornton is responsible for the interpretation and implementation of institutional policies and processes on academic program planning and approval. She also advises and supports the Vice President on initiatives of strategic importance to the Office of Academic Programs and Instructional Strategy, including assessment of program development, effectiveness, and outcomes; program articulation and transfer; long-range academic planning; and others.
Academic and Student Success
Karrie Dixon, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic and Student Success | 919-843-5008
Dr. Dixon is responsible for leading UNC's Office of Academic and Student Affairs. She serves as the chief student affairs officer of the University, is the Principal Investigator for the North Carolina College Access Challenge Grant, is the liaison between General Administration and the seventeen constituent institutions on issues primarily related to university policies regarding financial aid, athletics, and student health, and is the primary education representative to the CFNC partnership.
Tracey Ford, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs | 919-962-4907
Dr. Ford oversees policy issues for student affairs, career services, disability services, campus safety and financial aid. She provides leadership for special projects that represent innovative collaborations among the 17 constituent institutions, the North Carolina Community College System, the independent colleges and universities in North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and with other constituencies.
Director of Transfer Articulation | 919-445-9683
Ms. Philyaw-Rogers serves as the primary contact for UNC's 16 constituent institutions on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the UNC system and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). She also provides support and leadership for all activities associated with the maintenance, development, review, implementation, and evaluation of the transfer articulation process and of all current /future UNC courses through the CAA and among UNC institutions.
Senior Finance Officer | 919-843-4962
Ms. Wright is responsible for financial management of all Federal grants and state funds awarded to Academic and Student Affairs. She is responsible for the processing, recording, classifying, examining, monitoring and analysis of financial transactions, inclusive of personnel records, facilities management and purchasing. She is directly engaged in the budgeting, cost accounting, and fiscal operation of grants/state funds and the application of organizational and Federal guidelines to ensure compliance.
CFNC Pathways Partnership
Director | 336-256-0117
Mr. Wiles leads the CFNC Pathways Partnership team in carrying out six primary program areas: CFNC Technology and Internet Services, Publications, Educator Training, Contact Center (CFNC.org), Spanish Services, and Career and College Planning Curricula. He works closely with CFNC partners and educators statewide on initiatives to improve college access. He oversees all technology and internet efforts affiliated with College Foundation of North Carolina via CFNC.org. Mr. Wiles is also instrumental in the outreach efforts of CFNC, including training, curriculum development, partnerships, operations and marketing.
Senior Associate Director for Technology and Internet Services | 828-262-7819
Ms. Greene oversees the technical development, support, and training of the program serving all 110 colleges and universities in the state as well as the user community of students, parents, and secondary and postsecondary education professionals.
Academic and University Programs
Alisa Chapman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic and University Programs | 919-843-8929
Dr. Chapman responds to K-16 education system initiatives, policy implementation, and legislation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.
Elizabeth Kolb Cunningham
Assistant Vice President for Academic and University Programs | 919-966-9523
Mrs. Cunningham assists in responding to K-16 education system initiatives and policy implementation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.
NC New Teacher Support Program
Bryan Zugelder Ed.D.
Director | 919.962.5417
Dr. Zugelder is responsible for the daily operations of the NC New Teacher Support Program and its team members. He works with the NC New Teacher Support university regions to provide induction support for beginning teachers in schools and districts across the state.
GEAR UP North Carolina
Director, GEAR UP North Carolina | 919-962-3355
Ms. Cutler-White is responsible for the daily operations of the GEAR UP North Carolina grant, its office and team members. She advises the 19 school districts served through the state grant in the development of their annual GEAR UP budget requests and work plans. In addition, she monitors school district programming and expenditures to ensure all are in line with federal and state guidelines and regulations.
Academic Policy, Planning and Analysis
Ms. Blackwell serves as the program director for the joint grant funded project between University of North Carolina and North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) entitled "Credit When It's Due". This project is a collaborative effort between the UNC and the NCCCS to create a statewide reverse transfer process, a process that will minimize barriers to postsecondary education and maximize student success.
International, Community and Economic Engagement
Vice President for International, Community, and Economic Engagement | 919-843-7338
Mr. Boney coordinates university-wide efforts to internationalize campuses and affiliated organizations, to increase community service work, to collaborate with economic development organizations and businesses in strengthening the state’s economy and works with the University’s research and sponsored programs to bolster technology transfer efforts.