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.Christally Wright 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 overseeing and implementing 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 the grants/state funds and the application of organizational and Federal guidelines to ensure compliance.Tenitia Philyaw-Rogers Director of Transfer Articulation
Ms. Philyaw-Rogers serves as the primary contact for the University of North Carolina 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.
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.
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. Postilthwaite 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.Lane Grubar Administrative Support Associate, CFNC Pathways Partnership
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. Burnes helps in manageing the GEAR UP database, assists in survey administration and services checks and conducts data analyses to help aid in program implementation and outreach.Donna Weaver Spanish Services Coordinator, GEAR UP North Carolina
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.Tenika McMillan Research Associate, GEAR UP North Carolina 919-843-0448
Ms. McMillan works with 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.Melvin McDermott III
Mr. McDermott assists the Senior Finance Officer with fiscal grant management and coordinates with Field Services on program development, event management, administrative tasks, and special projects when assigned.Kristen Southworth
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. McIlwain manages administrative support tasks for the GEAR UP Programming & Outreach and Research & Evaluation teams. Additionally, she develops and edits GEAR UP publications and supports the planning and implementation of GEAR UP statewide programs, meetings, trainings and professional development events.
Mr. Lawrence is responsible for engaging nine select high schools across the state in GEAR UP NC college access programming. Mr. Lawrence provides technical assistance for program design, development, implementation and sustainability to College Success District administrators, teachers and guidance counselors. Mr. Lawrence works collaboratively to assist with expansion planning and implementation.