About Us

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.


Celebrate LDOC Safely

Dear Tar Heels, Congratulations on successfully making it to the end of another academic year! I hope you have a wonderful LDOC (Last Day of Classes) on Wednesday and remember to take good care of yourself and your community. There are a number of fun activities planned throughout the day and into the evening. From […]

Enjoy the 2022 NCAA Championship Safely

Our Tar Heel Men’s Basketball team is returning to the Final Four for a record 21st time this weekend. This historic semi-final game against Duke will be played on Saturday, and the National Championship game is slated for Monday. Victories in these games will undoubtedly be cause for celebration. We care about you, and we want you to be safe!

Spring 2022: accommodations for religious observances

We understand that you may need to balance your religious observation with your class attendance and academic studies.

Announcing the Heels Care Network website

Dear Campus Community, We are pleased to announce the launch of the Heels Care Network website at care.unc.edu, a result of campus feedback and discussion at our Mental Health Summit last fall.  The website will serve as a hub for mental health and well-being resources available to Carolina students, staff and faculty, including links to 24/7 support and […]

Join us for a Mental Health Summit on Nov. 15

Dear Carolina Community: Earlier this month, we announced a mental health summit to bring together faculty, staff and student leaders to discuss the needs of our community in response to the mental health crisis on our campus and in our nation. All of us have seen the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and […]

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