CHAPEL HILL -- The 17-campus University of North Carolina has announced two recent appointments in its Federal Relations Division that will help advance efforts to build stronger relationships with North Carolina’s military community and better serve military-affiliated students.
Emily M. Dickens has been named Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations. In that role, she will help implement strategic and tactical University objectives related to federal public policy and military affairs and will also focus on strategic communications. Prior to joining UNC General Administration, she served as Director of Government and Community Affairs at Fayetteville State University. She has a broad government relations background, with more than a decade of experience in local, state, and federal government and higher education. A native of Queens, New York, Dickens is a graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She also holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in history from NCCU.
Ann Marie Beall has joined the federal relations staff as Director of Military Education. Beall, who holds an undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from UNC Wilmington, previously served as the Associate Director of Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions and Military Liaison at UNCW. In her new role, she will be responsible for providing system-wide leadership, management, and coordination for academic programs and support services specifically targeted to military-affiliated students. To that end, she will coordinate with UNC campus administrators, faculty, and student services personnel to design and deliver high quality, innovative, and flexible support services and programs to military-affiliated students.
The oldest public university in the nation, the University of North Carolina enrolls more than 220,000 students and encompasses all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first public residential high school for academically gifted students.