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.

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Leadership Changes in Student Affairs

Dear Deans, Directors and Department Chairs, I write to share that we have made some initial organizational changes in Student Affairs as we work through the difficult process of defining our division’s response to the University budget reductions.  Since my arrival in August, I have had an opportunity to speak with folks at every level […]

Carolina Student Vaccination Clinic Opening March 31

Carolina undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows can now schedule themselves to be vaccinated conveniently on campus through a student vaccination clinic offered by Campus Health in the Carolina Union.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Dear Carolina Community, Today we write to share with you several updates related to the COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Group 4 Eligibility First, we are pleased that additional members of our community are eligible for the vaccine this week. Governor Cooper announced that beginning March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them […]

Accommodations for Religious Observances

Dear Carolina Students,  This year, our academic calendar overlaps more significantly with a number of religious holidays, including Ramadan, Passover, Good Friday and Easter, and Ridván.  The Provost recently emailed all faculty members, instructors and teaching assistants with a reminder about these holidays and a request for flexibility regarding attendance and deadlines that coincide with religious observances.  […]

Enjoy Your Wellness Days

Dear Carolina Students,  Our second set of student Wellness Days is this week: March 11-12. I hope you can use these days to relax, recharge and enjoy some spring sunshine.  We know the social isolation during the pandemic has been difficult, particularly when engaging with friends is an important part of the college experience. Consider […]

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