Dr. Dixon is responsible for leading the University of North Carolina's Office of Academic and Student Affairs. In this capacity, 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.Dr. Tracey Ford Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
The Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs oversees policy issues for student affairs, career services, disability services, campus safety and financial aid. Dr. Ford shapes the future direction of programs designed to increase access, outreach and retention throughout North Carolina. 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.Greg Woods Business Analyst for Transfer Navigator, CFNC Technology & Internet Services
Mr. Woods oversees the development and implementation of the CFNC Transfer Navigator System. In this role, he is responsible for working with contracted vendor and technical staff at College Foundation, Inc. to ensure the technical components of the project are delivered correctly, providing overall project management, and developing and delivering training on the use of the system.
Ms. Bunce provides administrative support to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Ms. Bunce works closely with staff members of CFNC, GEAR UP and CACG.BP Pearson Administrative Assistant for Academic and Student Affairs
Ms. Pearson provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and the Director for Transfer Articulation. Ms. Pearson works closely with staff members of CFNC, GEAR UP and CACG.
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, including the overall strategic direction of the planning and applying portions of CNFC.org. While technology is the centerpiece of the program, Mr. Wiles is also instrumental in the outreach efforts of CFNC, including training, curriculum development, partnerships, operations and marketing.
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. Ms. Greene also manages the partner and technology efforts of the statewide online application and electronic high school transcript systems.
Ms. McInerney is responsible for managing relationships with the 110 North Carolina colleges and universities participating in the CFNC partnership. This includes the development and delivery of training on the administrative functions of the CFNC.org site, assisting users in the use of system, and serving as a key member of the CFNC Pathways Partnership team.
Ms. Samek shares the robust career and college planning resources of CFNC.org with school counselors and other educators throughout North Carolina. She coordinates regional and school district training opportunities to provide hands-on exploration of CFNC.org, training materials and lesson plans, and implementation strategies. Training is available for career and college planning experiences for elementary students through adults.
Mr. Lillis works primarily as the liaison between the CFNC user community and the technical staff at College Foundation, Inc. Mr. Lillis is responsible for the developing prototypes and functional specifications for all CFNC.org projects.
Ms. Weaver provides career and college planning services focused on Latinos in North Carolina. She advocates for understanding and increased awareness of the barriers Latinos face in higher education, as well as providing Spanish-language web and print information, workshops, telephone and email support for Latino students and their families.
Ms. Harris provides administrative support to the CFNC Pathways Partnership staff.
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.
Ms. Fisher is responsible for coordinating and implementing the annual statewide College Application Week program. She also works closely with colleges and universities across the state to develop enrichment programs for GEAR UP North Carolina students. Ms. Fisher also serves as editor of the GEAR UP North Carolina Quarterly Newsletter.
Ms. Graham provides technical assistance for program design, development, implementation, and sustainability to participating eastern GEAR UP North Carolina school district administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, GEAR UP North Carolina coordinators, and business and community leaders. Ms. Graham works collaboratively to assist with expansion planning and implementation.
Mr. Lane provides technical assistance for program design, development, implementation, and sustainability to participating western GEAR UP North Carolina school district administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, GEAR UP North Carolina coordinators, and business and community leaders. Mr. Lane works collaboratively to assist with expansion planning and implementation.
Ms. Tillery oversees the research and evaluation of GEAR UP North Carolina. Ms. Tillery has been instrumental in developing a statewide GEAR UP data tracking system that is currently being redesigned as a statewide pre-college program data tracking system. Ms. Tillery is responsible for reporting data to the U.S. Department of Education and school districts on GEAR UP North Carolina goals and objectives.
Ms. McMillan works with the GEAR UP North Carolina Research and Evaluation team. Ms. McMillan is responsible for GEAR UP North Carolina survey development, administration, and reporting. In addition, she assists with data management and coordination of research and evaluation projects.
Ms. Southworth coordinates logistics for various statewide programmatic initiatives hosted by GEAR UP North Carolina including enrichment programs for GEAR UP students and families, the North Carolina College Access Conference, and professional development opportunities hosted by central office for GEAR UP colleagues in the field.
Ms. Eaton provides financial oversight to the state and federal accounts, ensuring that all expenditures meet federal and state guidelines. Her primary responsibilities are with GEAR UP North Carolina, Pathways, and the North Carolina College Access Challenge Grant.