Senior Academic Officer & Staff
Kimberly van Noort, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Officer | 919-962-4614
The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVP/AA) advises the UNC President and the Board of Governors on academic affairs and leads in the development and implementation of the academic mission of the University, which is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society. The division focuses on ensuring that teaching and instruction, research and scholarship, and service and engagement are of the highest quality by catalyzing innovation, optimizing effectiveness, and harnessing partnerships to promote lifelong student achievement. Academic Affairs enables and inspires excellence in academic initiatives respectful of the distinctive character and mission of each UNC institution.
Four Vice Presidents report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and lead the following departments: Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research; Academic and Student Affairs; Digital Learning; and Data and Analytics. She also supervises individuals responsible for licensure and state authorization, as well as the the NC State Approving Agency (distribution of veterans benefits). The SVP/AA is responsible for oversight of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and the Interim Executive Director and General Manager of UNCTV, Steven Hammel. The Spanger Family Director of UNC Press reports to the SVP/AA as well.
Rondall Rice, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Operations and Administration | 919-843-4962
Executive Director, NC State Approving Agency | 919-733-7535
Program Analysis Director | 919-843-6967
Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research
Academic and Student Affairs
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs | 919-843-5008
Dr. Bethany Meighen serves as the Interim VP for Academic and Student Affairs. This position is the chief student affairs officer of the University, is the liaison between the University and the 17 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. Her department works closely with campus leadership, faculty, and staff to foster system-wide strategies for enhancing student success and time-to-degree through data-driven decisions. The department collaborates with campus administrators in implementing policies and regulations regarding student affairs, financial aid, admissions, and campus safety. The department is also responsible for access programs, such as CFNC Pathways Partnership, the statewide Countdown to College program, and works closely with campus committees and educational agencies on minimum admissions, course requirements, and coordination of the distribution of student financial aid information, and state awards with the NCSEAA (North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority).
Bethany Meighen, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs | 919-843-6744
Director for Student Development and Association of Student Government Advisor | 919-445-0494
Director, CFNC Pathways | 336-256-0117
Director of Special Projects | 919-843-6743
Data & Analytics