Office of the Secretary

Andrea Poole
Senior Associate Vice President and Secretary of the University | 919-962-3136
The Secretary of the University serves as a member of the General Administration Council and provides all essential support for the work of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and its committees. Ms. Poole provides professional staff assistance to the Committee on University Governance and serves as the President's liaison to the campus Boards of Trustees. Her primary duties include planning meetings of the Board of Governors, maintaining and certifying the official acts of the Board, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, orienting new Board members and contributing to their ongoing development, and facilitating communication between Board members, the President, senior administrators, and campus constituencies.

Sue Carpenter
Assistant Secretary for Policy and Records Management | 919-962-4591
Ms. Carpenter began her service as the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Records Management in January 2008. Her responsibilities include managing the Board of Governors meetings and activities, coordinating the Office of the Secretary and Board of Governors website, managing the University of North Carolina Policy Manual, supervising staff, and supporting special projects.

Dawn Harris
Office Assistant and Director of Special Events | 919-962-4590

Ms. Harris provides an array of office support for the Office of the Secretary. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Special Events for the Office of the President where she supervises and directs the planning and coordination of events hosted by the President.

Debbie Robertson
Administrative Assistant to Andrea Poole and Matthew Rascoff | 919-962-7393
Ms. Robertson supports the Office of the Secretary with campus Boards of Trustees and with executive searches for Chancellors. 
She coordinates the scheduling of meetings, events, and travel for Mr. Rascoff. She also is responsible for the UNC Online team’s logistics. She supports the UNC Online Language Exchange.