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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.

Vacant - AVC for Student Engagement

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement

Leadership Team

Jessica Maitland

Senior Finance Director [email protected]

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

Simon Bloor

Director, Accessibility Resources & Service [email protected]

Aaron Bachenheimer, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Student Development and Campus Partnerships [email protected]

Dean Blackburn

Director, Student Wellness & Associate Dean of Students [email protected]

Allan Blattner

Executive Director, Carolina Housing [email protected]

Avery Cook, LCSW

Associate Director, CAPS [email protected]

Jason Halsey

Director, Campus Recreation [email protected]

Zack Hawkins

Director, Student Affairs Development [email protected]

Justin Inscoe

Interim Director, New Student & Family Programs [email protected]

Barbara A. Lesane

Director, Student Affairs Human Resources [email protected]

Vacant, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Career Development & Exec. Dir. of University Career Services

AVC for Career Development & Executive Director, University Career Services

Belinda Locke, Ph.D

Director, Student Affairs Assessment [email protected]

Alexandra Marchesano

Executive Director, Carolina Union [email protected]

Ion Outterbridge

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life [email protected]

Vacant: Director, LGBTQ Center

Director, LGBTQ Center

Ken Pittman

Executive Director, Campus Health Services [email protected]

Jenni Spangenberg

Director, Student Conduct

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]

Chris Williams He, Him, His

Director, Student Affairs IT [email protected]

Support Staff

Sara Stahlman

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

Mary Collins

Executive Assistant [email protected]

Timothy Young

Associate Director of Student Affairs Development [email protected]

Tannya Brown

Executive Assistant [email protected]

Administrative Departments

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