Senior Academic Officer & Staff
Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs | 919-962-4614
Dr. Gonzales leads the development and implementation of the academic mission of the University of North Carolina. He advises the UNC President and the Board of Governors on academic issues. He works with the Chancellors and Chief Academic Officers of the seventeen constituent institutions in the implementation and assessment of University-wide initiatives in academic affairs.
Academic Planning and Assessment
Academic and Student Affairs
Karrie Dixon, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs | 919-843-5008
Dr. Dixon is responsible for leading UNC's Office of Academic and Student Affairs. She serves as the chief student affairs officer of the University, is the Principal Investigator for the North Carolina College Access Challenge Grant, is the liaison between General Administration and the seventeen constituent institutions on issues primarily related to university policies regarding financial aid, athletics, and student health, and is the primary education representative to the CFNC partnership.
Bethany Meighen, Ed.D.
(interim) Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs | 919-843-6744
Dr. Meighen oversees policy issues for student affairs, career services, disability services, campus safety and financial aid. She also provides leadership for special projects that represent innovative collaborations among the 17 constituent institutions, the North Carolina Community College System, the independent colleges and universities in North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and with other constituencies.
Director of Financial Operations and Technology | 828-964-2285
Ms. Carpenter is responsible for providing functional, technical and compliance oriented services to the UNC Financial Aid Offices. She also serves as Process Lead of Financial Aid and Student Accounts UNC Business Process Standards initiatives, implementing process improvements at UNC campuses.
CFNC Pathways Partnership
Director | 336-256-0117
Mr. Wiles leads the CFNC Pathways Partnership team in carrying out six primary program areas: CFNC Technology and Internet Services, Publications, Educator Training, Contact Center (CFNC.org), Spanish Services, and Career and College Planning Curricula. He works closely with CFNC partners and educators statewide on initiatives to improve college access. He oversees all technology and internet efforts affiliated with College Foundation of North Carolina via CFNC.org. Mr. Wiles is also instrumental in the outreach efforts of CFNC, including training, curriculum development, partnerships, operations and marketing.
Senior Associate Director for Technology and Internet Services | 828-262-7819
Ms. Greene oversees the technical development, support, and training of the program serving all 110 colleges and universities in the state as well as the user community of students, parents, and secondary and postsecondary education professionals.
Academic and University Programs
Vice President for Academic and University Programs | 919-843-8929
He/she responds to K-16 education system initiatives, policy implementation, and legislation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.
Elizabeth Kolb Cunningham
Assistant Vice President for Academic and University Programs | 919-966-9523
Mrs. Cunningham assists in responding to K-16 education system initiatives and policy implementation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.
NC New Teacher Support Program
Bryan Zugelder Ed.D.
Director | 919.962.5417
Dr. Zugelder is responsible for the daily operations of the NC New Teacher Support Program and its team members. He works with the NC New Teacher Support university regions to provide induction support for beginning teachers in schools and districts across the state.
GEAR UP North Carolina
Carol Cutler-White, Ph.D.
Director, GEAR UP North Carolina | 919-237-7945
Dr. Cutler-White is responsible for the daily operations of the GEAR UP North Carolina grant, its office and team members. She advises the 16 school districts served through the state grant in the development of their annual GEAR UP budget requests and work plans. In addition, she monitors school district programming and expenditures to ensure all are in line with federal and state guidelines and regulations.