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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.


Message to Carolina Families from Vice Chancellor Amy Johnson

Supporting Your UNC Student: Wellness Resources for Families

Crisis Brings You Closer

After a year, it’s easier for Amy Johnson to joke about her first week as Carolina’s vice chancellor for student affairs, a week that began with a hurricane and ended with a pivot to all-remote instruction because of the pandemic. “This is not the onboarding program that you would design for someone,” Johnson acknowledged.

COVID Prevention and Close Contact Tracing Reminders

Our expert medical advisors — all top UNC doctors in their field — continue to remind us about the strong level of protection afforded by a combination of vaccinations and masking. If you are vaccinated and diligent about wearing your mask, it is very unlikely that you will contract the virus in settings like classrooms, appointments with your faculty or academic advisors, student organization meetings, and so on. 

Accommodations for Religious Observances

We understand that you may need to balance your religious observations with your academic studies, and so we want to make sure that you understand the process for requesting religious accommodations. As needed, you may request religious accommodations by completing the Religious Accommodation Request Form and sending it to the Religious Accommodations Advisory Committee (RAAC) at religiousaccommodations@unc.edu.

Message from Vice Chancellor Amy Johnson

Check out this special message to students from the Vice Chancellor to kick off the semester!

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