Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. FitzGerald coordinates and oversees the administrative operations of General Administration . In addition, he helps the President and his leadership team establish University priorities, identify important issues confronting UNC, and develop policy recommendations and actions. Prior to assuming the responsibilities of the Chief of Staff position, he served as the Chief of Staff for the UNC Health Care Sysem and the UNC School of Medicine.
Dr. Ortega leads the development and implementation of the academic mission of the University, including teaching, research, international programs and student affairs. She advises the President and provides leadership for the President’s council. She also advises the Board of Governors on academic affairs issues of university-wide importance; leads strategic academic planning and the implementation of resulting policies affecting the University; works closely with campus chancellors and chief academic officers on university-wide academic initiatives; works to maintain the focus of the missions of the campuses, and implements the academic portion of the Long-Range Plan. She leads the University’s research and educational missions and oversees Academic Planning; Faculty Support and International Programs; Academic and Student Affairs; Sponsored Programs and Research; Strategy Development and Analysis; and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, units which comprise the Division of Academic Affairs.Leslie Boney
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.
Dr. Brown promotes research and sponsored programs 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 the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and campus research administrators to develop research and sponsored program activity in support of each campus’s mission.Alisa Chapman Vice President for Academic and University Programs
Dr. Chapman responds to K-16 education system initiatives, policy implementation, and legislation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.Bart Corgnati
Mr. Corgnati provides all essential support for the work of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and its committees. He also provides professional staff assistance to the Committee on University Governance and serves as the President's liaison to the campus Boards of Trustees. His 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.William Fleming Vice President of Human Resources
Mr. Fleming works in collaboration with the senior human resource officers at the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina and the Office of State Personnel providing leadership and strategic direction for the delivery of human resource programs and services for University employees. He provides strategic consultation and guidance to senior administration and ensures that the human resource function is aligned with the mission of the University of North Carolina. He oversees the development, supervision, and implementation of University-wide human resource policies and procedures.John Leydon Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Leydon serves as the President’s primary advisor on Information Technology (IT). He oversees planning and policy development for technologies that support the University’s instructional, research, and public outreach activities. A representative to the MCNC Advisory Board, he provides the University perspective for the operation of the North Carolina Research and Education Network and he works with IT officials on the 17 UNC campuses to facilitate collaborative approaches to system-level technology issues. Mr. Leydon also works with the UNC Board of Governors, the President and other senior staff members to develop University IT policies and programs, and serves as UNC’s primary spokesperson on matters related to Information Technology.Drew Moretz
Mr. Moretz is the primary liaison between the University of North Carolina and state government. He works closely with the North Carolina General Assembly, the Executive Branch, and related staff to advocate for university priorities. Other duties include developing and implementing the Board of Governors' State Agenda, developing government relations strategy and advising the President and Board of Governors on all state legislative issues.
Mr. Perusse is the Chief Operating Officer for the University of North Carolina, addressing the internal and campus-focused administrative operations of the University System. He reports to the President of the University and works collaboratively with the UNC Board of Governors, key executives within NC State Government, UNC-General Administration staff, and Chief Financial Officers from the unique seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina to accomplish strategic financial and operational priorities. The position serves as a senior manager of the Finance, UNC FIT, UNC-GA Services Office, Human Resources, Information Technology, and University Advancement offices.Kimrey Rhinehardt
Ms. Rhinehardt is the primary liaison between the University of North Carolina and the federal government. She works closely with the congressional delegation and their staff to advocate for university priorities. Other duties include developing and implementing the Board of Governors' Federal Agenda, analyzing and influencing federal higher education policy, coordinating the government relations efforts for the 17-campuses of the UNC system and advising the President and Board of Governors on all federal issues.Thomas Shanahan
Mr. Shanahan is the interim senior legal officer for the University and has overall responsibility for the office of legal affairs. He represents all members of the President's team, as well as the Board of Governors. He assists all campuses, as needed, and provides leadership and training opportunities for campus legal counsel throughout the system. His office is chiefly responsible for maintaining and overseeing changes to University policies. He works closely with governmental affairs during legislative sessions.
As vice president, Ms. Worthington is responsible for media relations for the UNC president and UNC Board of Governors, editorial and communications support for the president, and oversight of selected University publications and special projects. She also provides communications advice and counsel to the senior leadership team at UNC General Administration and serves as a liaison between the President’s Office and communications officers for all UNC campuses and affiliates and various state agencies.