Senior Executive Team
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 serves as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Administration, overseeing the Dean of Students, Student Conduct, Housing, New Students and 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.
Christopher A. Payne has served in a variety of higher education positions including Assistant Director of Residence Life at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Director of Operations for the Department of Residence at the University of Denver, and Director of Housing and Residential Education at UNC.
Bettina Shuford serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement. She has significant experience with strategic planning, policy development, assessment and diversity initiatives. She has been responsible for a wide range of student affairs functions, including campus health, student counseling, disability services, multicultural initiatives, career services, residence life and student retention. Shuford served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University before coming to UNC in April 2011.
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Aaron Bachenheimer, Ed.D.
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Tierney Bates, Ph.D.
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Barbara A. Lesane
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Belinda Locke, Ph.D
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Jennifer Mallen, Ph.D.
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Allen Hamrick O'Barr, M.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Terri Phoenix, Ph.D.
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Aisha Pridgen, J.D.
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Audra R. Slavin
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