Dr. Ortega leads the development and implementation of the academic mission of the University of North Carolina. She advises the UNC President and the Board of Governors on academic issues. She 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. All of the following reside in Academic Affairs: Research and Sponsored Programs, Academic Planning, Academic and Students Affairs, University-School Programs, Institutional Research and Analysis, Access and Outreach, Faculty Support, International Programs, the Academic Common Market, and Licensure.
Ms. McAuliffe maintains the Senior Vice President’s calendar, scheduling meetings, events, travel, etc. as needed; compiles meeting materials and attends division staff meetings; prepares materials relating to issues concerning the Committee on Personnel and Tenure and disseminates same to the Board of Governors and appropriate staff; and attends meetings of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure and prepares meeting minutes and reports to the campuses on related actions.
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.
Dr. Chapman responds to K-16 education system initiatives, policy implementation, and legislation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.Dr. Margaret O'Hara Director of E-Learning 919-962-3910
Dr. O'Hara provides system leadership and direction for an online outreach strategy for distance education programs. She also provides strategic leadership to expand and establish the University's online presence as a preferred choice for postsecondary attainment of degrees, continuing education, and professional development.
Dr. Prochaska oversees the licensure of non-public and out-of-state institutions seeking to offer post-secondary degree programs in North Carolina. This includes institutional site visits, recommendations for licensure, policy interpretations and changes, and overall guidance for consumer protection. He also assists the Vice President for Academic and University Programs in liaising with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and helps to address accreditation issues involving the University's constituent institutions. Dr. Prochaska is UNC General Administration's representative to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB's) Educational Technology Cooperative.
Mr. Scarborough coordinates and manages the details of the process of granting licensure (state authorization) to out-of-state institutions that wish to conduct post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina. This position also requests the required Annual Reports from licensed institutions and reviews those reports upon submission to verify the institutions’ continued compliance with licensure requirements.
Ms. Thompson is primary support for the Vice President and is office manager for Academic and University Programs. She acts as liaison to the Board of Governors’ Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs, and supports the UNC Deans’ Council on Teacher Education. She also works with UNC campuses and General Administration staff as academic programs move through the academic planning and establishment process.
Ms. Williams manages the administration of the exemption from licensure function at UNC General Administration for colleges and universities seeking religious or military exemption from the requirements of licensure. This position also serves as the primary point of contact for receiving and responding to: 1) initial inquiries received concerning State Authorization from out-of-state institutions conducting or seeking to conduct post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina; and 2) student complaints received concerning institutions delivering post-secondary degree instruction within North Carolina.
Ms. Henz identifies research opportunities and supports the policy, program, and budget process. She participates in the development of the Academic Affairs Division's strategic and operational plan and coordinates specialized data collection with other unit directors and with appropriate individuals on the campuses. She is the chief point of contact between academic planning and the offices and staffs responsible for developing budget and tuition models.
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. Ms. Blackwell is responsible for the daily management and operations of the program.Jeffrey Hill
Mr. Hill coordinates the collection and publication of space inventory and utilization data for all 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina, the 58 community colleges, and the participating private institutions in North Carolina. He also maintains the Facilities Condition Assessment Program (FCAP) database on which repair and renovation funding allocations are based.
Ms. Copeland assists the Director of Space Utilization and Analysis with capturing square footage data from N.C. campuses using AutoCad. She also assists individual campuses with converting architectural plans of older buildings into electronic drawings and updating the drawings for buildings with renovations and additions.
Dr. Lacy is responsible for identifying research opportunities; ensuring annual Board of Governor's reporting requirements are met on wide ranging topics, designing and conducting studies working in conjunction with appropriate General Administration staff and/or external parties; providing analysis of data to guide internal management decision making; communicating with campus and agency representatives concerning data receipt, reporting, and accuracy and providing these representatives the guidance, assistance, and continuous monitoring necessary in the assembling of data for institutional management and for the maintenance of various report files. He also coordinates specialized data collections activities with other unit members and with appropriate individuals at the campus level.
Mr. Fotheringham produces reports related to policy issues; identifies research opportunities, designs and conducts studies with appropriate GA staff and/or external parties, and provides analyses of the data to guide internal management decision-making; and coordinates specialized data collection.
Ms. Noth provides administrative support to the Senior Director of Academic Policy and Funding Analyses and the Senior Director of Institutional Research.
Dr. Cohen-Vogel is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Institutional Research in collecting, editing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data; leading Academic Affairs efforts to transition to a relational database and reporting environment; coordinating and integrating information gathered for use with other divisions at UNC GA; providing data and information to address ad hoc administrative issues; leading the Institutional Research staff; and communicating with the 17 campus Directors of Institutional Research and other data providers on data collection requirements.Laura Bageant Director of Data Management and Analysis
Ms. Bageant's primary responsibility is to provide leadership in the collection, documentation, maintenance, and use of the information databases kept by the Division. She is responsible for the design, integration, and management of all of the data files collected from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, NCCCS, NC State agencies, and Federal agencies and maintained by the division. She oversees the design and interface of these different data files using common elements in order to produce reports for UNC-GA staff, the NC General Assembly, Board of Governors, Federal Government, the media, NCSDPI, NCCCS, and the general public.
Ms. Dow coordinates and supervises the collection and analysis of data for the North Carolina Higher Education Data (NCHED) and other data collection efforts from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, the NCCCS, and other private institutions of higher education in North Carolina. She prepares the Applications/Acceptances report, Administrative Salary Study, SHEEO Salary Survey, and assists with the submission of CSRDE, SHEEO-SHEF, and SREB data. Ms. Dow produces the annual Statistical Abstract, Record Layouts, and provides tabular and graphic presentations for use by the Division. Ms. Dow serves as Human Resources Facilitator and Web Content Manager for the Division.
Mr. Dunston assists with the coordination of the data management and quality efforts of the Division to ensure accurate data for tracking systems by performing audits and analyses on all data files collected by the Division.
Mr. Helton coordinates the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) web-based collections for the University of North Carolina institutions and serves as keyholder for the IPEDS surveys that UNC General Administration is required to complete. He works with the 17 UNC campus institutional research offices in collecting, editing, data-cleansing, and reporting of Student Data Files for applied, enrolled, and graduated students.
Ms. Johnson oversees the designing, writing, testing, modifying, and debugging of computer programs, creating test data and devising test plans for checking the accuracy of new and existing programs, analyzing project requests, designing input and output specifications, and providing consultation to users to provide technical assistance when needed.
Ms. Keller identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements. She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
Ms. Moffett identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements. She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
Ms. Simpson identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements. She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
Mr. Zwieg identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements. He is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
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.
Ms. Derr works with senior campus international leaders who comprise the multi-campus University Council for International Programs to coordinate efforts to improve internationalization of campus activities and to facilitate collaborative efforts among campuses. She also supports activities of the UNC Exchange Program in developing and maintaining University-wide international partners.
Ms. Gregory advises the Faculty Assembly and the University Library Advisory Council and coordinates the Board of Governors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Chris Brown
Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
The Vice President for Research and Graduate Education promotes research, sponsored programs, and graduate education across the full spectrum of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary activities carried out by UNC’s sixteen university campuses. He helps advocate for increased levels of external support from federal, state, and private sources and works closely with UNC General Administration staff and campus administration to support a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and to develop research and sponsored program agendas that are supportive of the mission of each.
Director of Sponsored Programs
Ms. Smith provides UNC General Administration and constituent institutions with a range of pre- and post- award services for externally funded projects. Services include identification of potential funding sources, direction of the grant application process, support for adherence to a variety of compliance activities, and provision of training and support.
Sponsored Programs Accountant
Ms. Doty serves as the accountant and reports to the Director of Sponsored Programs. The accountant supports a full range of sponsored programs functions including assistance with proposal development and review, subrecipient management (establishment and monitoring), transaction testing for administrative and financial compliance, review of high risk transactions prior to posting, budget monitoring, accounts receivable and F&A calculations processes, training and review/update of processes and procedures regarding sponsored programs.
Dr. Courtney Thornton
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
Dr. Thornton interprets and implements system policy related to the planning and approval of new graduate degree programs. She manages responses to external requests for information on research funding and expertise that draw upon systemwide research administration tools and related business intelligence platforms. Dr. Thornton supports the Vice President on other initiatives of strategic importance to the Office.
Dr. Lisbeth Borbye
Director of the Professional Science Master's Program
Dr. Borbye leads the development, implementation and management of professional science Master’s education at UNC’s sixteen university campuses. She facilitates the inclusion of employer interaction and essential transferable skills into interdisciplinary, highly industry-responsive degree programs and invents central administrative e-tools, faculty training, and teaching methods in a number of disciplines relevant to successful engagement with the professional world outside the university.
Director of Research Information Systems
Ms. Wallace directs implementation and usage of web-based sponsored research administration tools at UNC's sixteen universities. Supports development of responses to requests for information on UNC sponsored research and related data.
Research Systems Analyst
Ms. Bhakta serves as the applications programmer for electronic sponsored research administration tools, including RAMSeS. Sweta consults with campus users, provides technical support, and develops and implements technical solutions.
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
Ms. Rich maintains the appointment calendar for the Vice President for Research and assists with scheduling meetings and coordinating meeting materials, audio/visual presentations, location, travel, and budget. She also manages listservs and contact information for Chief Research Officers, SPARC contacts, and technology transfer officers.
Michael J. Todd
North Carolina Research Campus
Mr. Todd serves as the Executive Director at the North Carolina Research Campus located in Kannapolis, N.C. In this role, he coordinates diverse campus partners, plans strategically to identify and address critical campus priorities, and works to achieve outlined objectives by driving strategic plans forward. Mr. Todd also provides management, budgeting and facilities leadership to support UNC Campus partners.