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Senior Executive Team

Amy Johnson, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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Amy Johnson, Ed.D.

Amy Johnson became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s vice chancellor for student affairs Aug. 3, 2020. Johnson has more than two decades of progressive leadership experience in higher education administration and student affairs, including roles at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and, most recently, Eastern Washington University.

A dynamic, energetic and compassionate higher education administrator, Johnson is actively engaged with best practices as well as scholarship in student affairs as a national thought leader. She is a seasoned faculty member in higher education administration and has a passion for connecting students’ academic and co-curricular learning experiences. A values-driven, yet practical problem solver, Johnson has led numerous initiatives that focus on student mental health and wellness, strengthening community, access and student success, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

At the University of Southern California, Johnson served as an associate professor of higher education administration at the Rossier School of Education, teaching graduate courses in peer counseling, students affairs and higher education management. She earned both her Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees in higher education administration and graduated with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and communication from the University of Puget Sound.

Jonathan Sauls, J.D.

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Administration

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Jonathan Sauls, J.D.

Jonathan Sauls serves as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Administration, overseeing the Dean of Students, Student Conduct, Carolina Housing, New Student & Family Programs, and Student Affairs Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources. Sauls started at UNC in 2005, working as Assistant Dean of Students and Judicial Programs Officer. He subsequently served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Prior to coming to work at Carolina, he was a partner and litigator at a local law firm. Sauls is a UNC alumnus receiving a B.A. with honors in 1994 and a J.D. with honors from UNC School of Law in 1997. He has a long history of involvement with student development, judicial programs, support services and crisis management.

Aaron Bachenheimer, Ed.D.

Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement

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Aaron Bachenheimer, Ed.D.

Before being named Executive Director of Student Development and Campus Partnerships in 2022, Bachenheimer served as Executive Director of Off Campus Student Life and Community Partnerships since 2018, and previously as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement from 2011-2017. He has worked at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2009 and previously worked in various leadership positions within student affairs at Appalachian State University and Hampden-Sydney College. Bachenheimer earned his undergraduate degree from App State in 1996, a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University (OH) in 2002, and his Doctoral degree from North Carolina State University in Higher Education Administration in 2014. Aaron enjoys helping students see their challenges from different perspectives so that they might discover and develop new and innovative strategies to address them. He also enjoys F3, rucking, snowboarding, burgers with bacon and avocado and jam bands. He lives with his wife Dorsey, sons Mills and Gus, and their two four-legged family members, Banjo & Max.

Leadership Team

Amber Ali, MBA

Senior Finance Director [email protected]

James Barricelli

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Career Development & Executive Director of University Career Services [email protected]

Darrius Barrow He, Him, His

Director of Student Life and Leadership [email protected]

Dean Blackburn

Director, Student Wellness [email protected]

Allan Blattner

Executive Director, Carolina Housing [email protected]

Avery Cook, LCSW

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) [email protected]

Jason Halsey

Director, Campus Recreation [email protected]

Zack Hawkins

Director, Student Affairs Development [email protected]

Justin Inscoe

Director, New Student & Family Programs [email protected]

Barbara A. Lesane

Senior Director, Student Affairs Human Resources [email protected]

Alexandra Marchesano

Executive Director, Carolina Union [email protected]

Ion Outterbridge

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life [email protected]

Ken Pittman, MHA, FACHE

Executive Director, Campus Health Services [email protected]

Elizabeth Poindexter

Executive Director of Communications and Special Projects [email protected]

Yalitza Ramos

Director, Campus Y [email protected]

Desirée Rieckenberg

Dean of Students [email protected]

Jenni Spangenberg

Director, Student Conduct

Jamillae Stockett, MPH

Interim Director, LGBTQ Center

Vacant: Director of Information Technology

Director, Student Affairs IT

VACANT: Executive Director of Student Wellbeing and Violence Prevention/Senior Prevention Strategy Officer

Executive Director of Student Wellbeing and Violence Prevention/Senior Prevention Strategy Officer

VACANT: Director of Student Affairs Assessment

Director, Student Affairs Assessment

Support Staff

Tannya Brown

Executive Assistant [email protected]

Chanmolis "Molis" Mout

Off-Campus Student Life Coordinator [email protected]

Sara Stahlman

Special Projects & Communications Manager for Health and Wellbeing [email protected]

VACANT: AD of Student Affairs Development

Associate Director of Student Affairs Development

Administrative Departments

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