Christi Hurt is the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she supports pan-univeristy efforts to foster student success, ensure campus safety, and promote equity and access for all students. Prior to serving in this role, Hurt served as the Director of the Carolina Women’s Center, where she increased the capacity of the Center to serve students, faculty, and staff who experienced interpersonal violence and abuse. Additionally, she served as the University’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator and chaired the campus-wide Task Force to revise the University’s policy on prohibited discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, which was enacted across campus in 2014.
Before beginning her tenure at the University, Hurt spent more than 20 years working on local, state, and national levels to eliminate interpersonal violence and develop responsive support systems. She in a national trainer on strategic planning, organizational capacity building, and succession planning in nonprofit organizations and frequently works with organizations during periods of significant transition to help ensure their growth and success over time. She served as the Member Services Director, Associate Director, and Interim Director of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and worked with the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project. She started her work to end violence in 1991, when she began working as a crisis line volunteer at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her Master in Public Administration and her undergraduate degree at UNC, and is slated to begin work on her Doctorate in Public Health at UNC in the Fall of 2018.
Hurt serves as an adjunct faculty member at UNC in the Department for Women’s and Gender Studies, where she teaches a course on leadership and violence prevention, and in the School of Government, where she teaches courses on nonprofit management and nonprofit/government relationships.