The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what is next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators, and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC-CH/Carolina) nationally recognized innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry, and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students. In Chapel Hill, students develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change. Carolina enrolls approximately 18,862 undergraduates and 11,049 graduate and professional students offering 77 bachelor’s degree, 111 masters’ degree, 65 doctoral degree, and 7 professional degree programs. For 17 consecutive years, UNC-CH has been ranked first among the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer students high-quality academics at an affordable price.

The Position

THE POSITION

Reporting to the associate vice chancellor for student affairs, the executive director of the Carolina Union serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and is instrumental in shaping the future of the Carolina student experience through developing and maintaining programs that attract and retain a diverse student body and improve student life. The executive director is responsible for enhancing the learning environment through student involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular programming, assessment and program review, leadership development, management of the Carolina Union organization, and operation of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Building.

As a highly engaged leader, the executive director is responsible for ensuring the student fee-funded Carolina Union creates safe, inclusive, and educational experiences that enable all students to maximize their time at Carolina. The many co-curricular programs, services, and facilities supported by the Union are developed and operated with a focus to serve the students and are intended to impact the intellectual and experiential climate of the University, providing opportunities for campus members to engage in debate, conversation, interaction, and learning. Through continual professional development and capacity building led by the executive director, the 51 full-time staff and over 160 student employees work collaboratively to build a sense of community as a unifying force on campus and provide students the space and resources needed to put theory into practice.

The executive director engages directly with students and provides strategic supervision, leadership, and programmatic, budget, and operational oversight for the following areas: Student Life and Leadership, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Student Organizations, Communication and Creative Services, and Student Government. The work of the Carolina Union extends beyond the boundaries of the 153,000 square foot building.

The executive director is an energetic, innovative, student-centered leader who balances responsibilities spanning  continually evolving student-driven programming and strategic initiatives; facility maintenance, renewal, and renovations ensuring attractive and effective space utilization; collaboration with University-wide partners; accountability and oversight of a $4.6M annual budget; human resource management of full- and part-time staff and student para-professionals; and an unwavering commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Anticipated start date, August 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

Reporting to the associate vice chancellor for student affairs, the executive director serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team, and shapes the future of the Carolina student experience through developing and maintaining programs that attract and retain a diverse student body and initiatives that improve student life.

40%: Lead and direct the vision, community-minded leadership, and strategic direction to efficiently conduct the overall management and leadership for the Carolina Union, including Student Life and Leadership; Fraternity and Sorority Life; operating policies and procedures consistent with university, state, and federal policies and regulations; and maximizing space usage for a 153,000 square foot facility.

25%: Lead and direct the fiscal accountability of the billing and management of $4.6M annual revenue and expenses including the management of the building’s capital maintenance fund, sales taxes payable, and investment fund management in conjunction with the Carolina Union Board of Directors.  Lead and direct capital planning and facility management efforts related to the Carolina Union, including evaluation of student needs, data assessment, long range planning, furnishings and equipment replacement, renovations, and new construction.

20%: Lead and direct human resource management of Carolina Union staff, including hiring, supervision, evaluation, and professional development for full-time, part-time, and student para-professionals.

15%: Lead, direct, and serve as the primary liaison responsible for communication and collaboration across Student Affairs and in fostering strategic partnerships, including Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Affairs Council, and serving on Student Affairs and University Committees. Advise and counsel the student chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors and serve as a non-voting member of the Board.  Lead and direct private and corporate fundraising efforts in conjunction with the director of development for Student Affairs on behalf of the Carolina Union.

HISTORY OF THE POSITION

Crystal King has served in the Director role since July 29, 2013. She is the fourth director, first woman, and first African American to lead the Carolina University (CU). Her six-year tenure has been marked by a heightened degree of administrative professionalism throughout the CU, development of a strong leadership team, considerable facility improvements, significant expansion of student organizations, and universal respect for her commitment to students, ability to navigate complex issues, and unwavering diplomacy. King has resigned her position effective May 3, 2019, in order to move out of state, closer to extended family.

King has been a positive force in her role leading facility improvement initiatives, including renovations to the auditorium; overhauls to the west lounge and aquarium lounges; and creating new building features such as a rehearsal space, the Tar Heel game zone, and the healing space within the union. These improvements highlight her legacy of a defined mission for the Carolina Union to create safe, inclusive, and educational experiences for all students.

In line with other Division of Student Affairs restructuring, the position title is being elevated to “executive director.” This change in title more clearly reflects the scope and impact of the responsibilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as positions the role more competitively among regional and national peers.

Upon King’s departure from UNC, Joe Singer, director of Event Services, and Bobby Kunstman, director of Student Life and Leadership will serve as co-directors until a permanent executive director is named.

About the Carolina Union

The Carolina Union is an organization of students, professional staff, and part-time student staff dedicated to providing programs, services, and facilities for all members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus community. The Union contributes to the educational mission of the institution through the provision of cultural, social, educational and entertaining programs sponsored by the Carolina Union Activities Board and the Union.

Mission

The Carolina Union creates safe, inclusive, and educational experiences that enable students to maximize their time at Carolina.

History

The Student Union is named in honor of Frank Porter Graham, University President, 1930-49. Construction on the original 100,000 square foot building was completed in 1969 and included meeting facilities, student offices, lounges, billiards and game room, bowling alley, administrative and Activities Board offices, an art gallery, and a 400-seat capacity meeting room (the Great Hall). In the summer of 1980, a $1.75 million expansion of the original building was completed. This added approximately 20,000 square feet to the original building and houses a 400-seat auditorium, four meeting rooms, organizational offices, space for campus publications, and the student radio station. In June 2000, construction on a 40,000 square foot expansion began and renovation of the original facilities began in spring 2002. The major overhaul of the Union took 3.5 years and cost over $15 million – all paid for by student fees.

Carolina Union Organizational Chart

The current organizational chart of the Carolina Union is configured as follows:

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For additional information about the Carolina Union, its services, departments, resources, and events, visit: https://carolinaunion.unc.edu/

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION

The executive director of the Carolina Union will need to possess a broad and deep understanding of national best practices with regards to operations, facilities maintenance, student leadership development theory and practice, and student advocacy in a politically charged environment. The executive director should be an experienced leader capable of managing complex situations and staffing and who maintains an unwavering commitment to customer service at the highest level. Additionally, the executive director will need to possess a deep understanding of today’s students and their developmental needs and be equipped to contribute at both a strategic and operational level within a large and growing public research institution.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stakeholders are highly invested in this search and are actively seeking an individual who will continue the positive work toward improving the union functionality; advocating for all students—including students of underrepresented backgrounds, international students, and graduate students; increasing connections that invite positive collaborations with more constituents; and redefining the reach and influence of the union beyond the structural footprint of the current building.

Additional challenges and opportunities for the executive director of the Carolina Union as articulated by stakeholders are listed below.

  • The Carolina Union has expanded multiple times in its history and now is exploring its opportunities to extend functional operations into underutilized spaces on campus as illustrated by the collaboration with academics and the registrar to provide classrooms as organizational meeting rooms during evening hours. The Carolina Union will need similar creative solutions to serve the growing student organization population
  • Uphold a student-centered focus in a highly visible political environment. Support the Carolina Union Board and Student Government Association within the student self-governance model. Be a champion and advocate for all students.
  • The Carolina Union recently completed a year-long feasibility study as part of the campus master plan process. The new executive director must work to advance the recommendations of this plan where possible while moving forward to continually assess functional areas, improve building operations, and enhance features that speak directly to the expressed needs and interests of students whose fees support the Carolina Union.
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through effective policy, practice, and process development. Provide strong advocacy for access to facilities and services for underfunded groups and underrepresented populations such as international and graduate students. In addition, ensure that cultural competency preparation is included in student and staff professional trainings.
  • Provide staff training, professional development opportunities, and support for a union leadership team that is comprised of a large percentage of staff who are relatively new to the institution. Market student employment opportunities and training models to promote career readiness goals for students.
  • Continue the physical and organizational transition of Fraternity and Sorority Life into the Carolina Union structure through collaboration with all functional areas. The executive director will support and navigate complex issues within fraternity and sorority life related to off-campus houses, national organization policies, and working with four governance councils and 69 chapters on the UNC-CH campus.
  • Celebrate and highlight the leadership philosophy adopted by the Carolina campus through continued collaboration and partnership with the School of Education. Continue efforts to develop a Leadership minor within the next year or two, to be followed by an academic major in Leadership Studies within the next five years.
  • Advance and support the implementation of a shared reservation system in collaboration with the Registrar’s office. This Reserve Carolina initiative will merge the central reservation system allowing for greater efficiency and ease of scheduling while managing campus space to better serve campus constituents. Currently, the Registrar and the Carolina Union schedule 75 percent of campus spaces across 75 buildings and 300 rooms/spaces for over 50 departments, more than 800 student organizations, and other non-University users.
  • Lend ongoing support to members of the Carolina Union leadership team working with registered student organizations as they transition the financial management of Student Activities Fund Operations (SAFO) from a campus-based resource to external bank accounts as approved by the Student Government Association. It will be important that staff and student leaders receive training on proper fund management and compliance issues.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and diplomacy in working with multiple governance structures such as state legislators, board of trustees, board of governors, and the Carolina Union board of directors in a time when a new budget model is being implemented by the institution. Exemplary communication skills and advocacy for the union board process as it upholds student governance values and beliefs will be essential to this position.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS FOR THE POSITION

At an appropriate interval after joining the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, the following items will initially define success for the new executive director of the Carolina Union:

  • The executive director will have established strong working relationships and partnerships with students, peers, direct reports, institutional colleagues, and key community constituents.
  • The executive director has reviewed and built upon the feasibility study and master plan for the Carolina Union.
  • A student-centered approach is supported and promoted through strong relationships with the Carolina Union Board and Student Government Association.
  • The executive director will be seen as an effective leader and will have ideas about how to enhance the organization. Staff members will trust and support the vision for the future.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

A master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or a related field and three to five years of experience in a director level position or five years or more of progressive leadership experience in an administrative position within a student union operation are required. The successful candidate will possess: knowledge of student development best practices and a strong desire to provide an engaged environment for students; demonstrated abilities in program planning, evaluation and outcomes assessment; previous experience with facility management and building renovations; documented experience with supervision of diverse staff; familiarity with experiential education; and demonstrated experience with strategic planning.

Additionally, numerous UNC Chapel Hill stakeholders indicated the following capabilities and attributes would be attractive in a successful candidate:

  • Demonstrated experience as an advocate addressing complex social justice issues;
  • Experience with a student self-governance model with a strong student union board and student government structure;
  • Student-centered focus;
  • Superior judgment and decision-making needed to run a large, complex, and diverse organization;
  • Familiarity with learning outcomes and assessment;
  • Collaborative management style and ability to build productive, sustainable partnerships with, and shared vision among student leaders, staff, colleagues across all divisions, and representatives of local government, healthcare, public safety, and other community organizations;
  • Financial acumen/budget management and analytical skills;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of compliance regulations and reporting, student conduct, and crisis management;
  • Commitment to supporting a culturally diverse, inclusive, and progressive organization;
  • Familiarity with technology, including effective use of social media;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with volunteerism;
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and work collaboratively with a wide variety of campus partners in providing a student-centered environment for students.

THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS: AN OVERVIEW

Mission Statement

Student Affairs serves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with academic programs by providing transformational opportunities for students in the areas of student life, health and wellness, leadership and service, and diversity.

We promote student success, access, and inclusion by cultivating and leveraging partnerships with faculty, staff, and families, as well as local, state, national, and global organizations. We challenge and enable our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders by fostering an accessible, inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment.

Vision Statement

Student Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill believes that every student can achieve success through full access to and inclusion in a wide range of academic, student life, and campus learning experiences.

 

Leadership of the Division of Student Affairs

Christi Hurt – Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff 

Christi Hurt serves as the interim vice chancellor of student affairs. Prior to her current appointment, Hurt served as the assistant vice chancellor/chief of staff for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As assistant vice chancellor, Hurt supported pan-university efforts to foster student success, ensure campus safety, and promote equity and access for all students. Earlier in her service to the University, 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. As a national trainer on strategic planning, organizational capacity building, and succession planning in nonprofit organizations, Hurt has frequently worked 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’s in Public Administration and her undergraduate degree at UNC, and began her work on a 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.

Dr. Bettina Shuford – Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for Student Engagement

Dr. Bettina Shuford serves as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs.  She has significant experience with strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and diversity initiatives. She has been responsible for a wide range of student affairs functions, including campus health, counseling and psychological services, accessibility services, LGBTQ center, multicultural affairs, TRIO programs, career services, residence life, the Carolina Union, and student retention. Her research interests, publications, and presentations have focused on functions in multicultural affairs offices, assessment of multicultural affairs programs, minority student development, and retention of students of color, affirmative action, and African American women in student affairs.  She is a member of the coordinating faculty for the long standing NASPA Preconference Session – the African American Women’s Summit. Dr. Shuford served as the assistant vice president for Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University before coming to UNC in April 2011.

Other members of the Senior Executive Team within Student Affairs include:

  • Christopher Payne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Senior Operating Officer
  • Jonathan Sauls, JD, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students

Organizational Chart for the Division of Student Affairs

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Institution & Location

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL: AN OVERVIEW

Institutional History

The University of North Carolina was the first public university in the nation. In 1789, William Richardson Davie wrote the act that established the University. In 1793, he and fellow trustees laid the cornerstone of the first building, Old East. Students arrived in 1795, and UNC became the only public university to award degrees in the 18th century.

Graduate programs began in 1876, followed by a summer school for teachers in 1877, medical and pharmaceutical programs in 1879, and a school of law in 1897. In 1915, leaders broadened the mission of the University to include research and public service. Professional schools were established as follows:

  • School of Education (1915)
  • School of Commerce, now Kenan-Flagler Business School (1919)
  • School of Public Welfare, now the School of Social Work (1920)
  • School of Library Science, now the School of Information and Library Science (1931)
  • Institute of Government, now the School of Government (1931)
  • School of Public Health, now the Gillings School of Global Public Health (1936)
  • Division of Health Affairs (1949)
  • School of Dentistry (1949)
  • School of Journalism, now the School of Media and Journalism (1950)
  • School of Nursing (1950)

In 1922, the Association of American Universities (AAU) admitted UNC as a member, an acknowledgement of its growth in research and graduate programs.

In 1931, the North Carolina General Assembly established a Consolidated University comprised of the Chapel Hill campus, Woman’s College at Greensboro, and North Carolina State College at Raleigh. In 1972, it created the UNC system, joining 16 state colleges and universities under a president and board of governors.

About Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill is a town in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties in the state of North Carolina. Its population was 57,233 in the 2010 census, making Chapel Hill the 15th-largest city in the state. Chapel Hill, Durham, and the state capital, Raleigh, make up the corners of the Research Triangle (officially the Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill combined statistical area), with a total population of 1,998,808.

The town was founded in 1793 and is centered on Franklin Street, covering 21.3 square miles. It contains several districts and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care are a major part of the economy.

The area was the home place of early settler William Barbee of Middlesex County, Virginia, whose 1753 grant of 585 acres from John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville was the first of two land grants in what is now the Chapel Hill-Durham area. Though William Barbee died shortly after settling there, one of his eight children, Christopher Barbee, became an important contributor to his father’s adopted community and to the fledgling University of North Carolina.

Chapel Hill has developed along a hill; the crest was the original site of a small Anglican “chapel of ease”, built in 1752, known as New Hope Chapel. The Carolina Inn now occupies this site. In 1819, the town was founded to serve the University of North Carolina and developed around it. The town was chartered in 1851, and its main street, Franklin Street, was named in memory of Benjamin Franklin.

In 1969, a year after the city fully integrated its schools, Chapel Hill elected Howard Lee as mayor. It was the first majority-white municipality in the South to elect an African-American mayor. Serving from 1969 until 1975, Lee helped establish Chapel Hill Transit, the town’s bus system. Some 30 years later, in 2002, the state passed legislation to provide free service to all riders on local buses. The bus operations are funded through Chapel Hill and Carrboro town taxes, federal grants, and UNC student fees. The change has resulted in a large increase in ridership, taking many cars off the roads. Several hybrid and articulated buses have been added recently. All buses carry GPS transmitters to report their location in real time to a tracking web site. Buses can transport bicycles and have wheelchair lifts.

In 1993, the town celebrated its bicentennial and founded the Chapel Hill Museum. This cultural community resource “exhibiting the character and characters of Chapel Hill, North Carolina” includes among its permanent exhibits Alexander JulianHistory of the Chapel Hill Fire DepartmentChapel Hill’s 1914 Fire TruckThe James Taylor StoryFarmer/James Pottery, and The Paul Green Legacy.

Mission and Values

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, serves North Carolina, the United States, and the world through teaching, research, and public service. We embrace an unwavering commitment to excellence as one of the world’s great research universities.

Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, and with generous support from North Carolina’s citizens, we invest our knowledge and resources to enhance access to learning and to foster the resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State.

With lux, libertas — light and liberty — as its founding principles, the University has charted a bold course of leading change to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems. (Approved by the UNC Board of Governors, November 2009 and February 2014.)

Strategic Plan

Endorsed by the Board of Trustees in January 2017, The Blueprint for Next is the strategic framework to guide the university during the next decade.

http://blueprintfornext.unc.edu/overview

 

Leadership

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz – Interim Chancellor

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader, and a world-renowned researcher, is the interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC System Interim President William L. Roper appointed Guskiewicz in February 2019. In announcing Guskiewicz, Roper said he was looking for someone who could chart a course for Carolina, who was ready to serve as an active leader and who has gained the trust and support of the community.

“It is an honor to be asked to lead the nation’s first public university into the next chapter of its storied history,” Guskiewicz said. “When I became dean, I pledged to be ‘strategic, bold and student focused,’ and those imperatives will continue to guide me in this role. I am excited and energized by the possibility and promise of the things the Carolina community can accomplish together.”

Before becoming interim chancellor, Guskiewicz served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January 2016, overseeing the largest academic institution at Carolina. The College has more than 17,000 undergraduate students and 2,400 graduate students and encompasses more than 70 academic departments, curricula, programs, centers, and institutes.

At the College, Guskiewicz made interdisciplinary teaching and research a cornerstone of his tenure, promoting the development of courses that span disciplines across the arts and sciences. He championed the use of high-structure active learning techniques, and the University became a national leader in implementing these evidence-based, highly effective strategies. He increased experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students, such as study abroad opportunities, academic internships, hands-on research and service learning experiences. In May 2017, he secured the largest gift in the College’s history, which doubled the size of Carolina’s entrepreneurship program housed in the College. While Guskiewicz was dean, the College raised more than $400 million, well over half of its $750 million goal during the University’s current Campaign for Carolina fundraising campaign that runs until December 2022.

Under Guskiewicz’s leadership, the College also played a major role in developing and implementing the University’s five-year Quality Enhancement Plan, “Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.” This initiative connects the arts and humanities with science courses to provide critical thinking skills that deepen students’ understanding of how science and culture are intertwined. It also increases collaborative research opportunities and broadens the University’s thriving “maker” movement. While he was dean, the College also launched the BeAM makerspace network, the hallmark of which is a state-of-the-art facility in Murray Hall. In addition, Guskiewicz also was overseeing a major revamp of Carolina’s general education curriculum – the first significant overhaul in 12 years.

Guskiewicz is a neuroscientist and a nationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions. As dean, he maintained an active research portfolio and is principle investigator or co-principle investigator on three active research grants totaling over $16 million.

His groundbreaking work has garnered numerous awards, including fellowships in the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Kinesiology and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. His research has also influenced concussion guidelines and recommendations made by these organizations to the NCAA and the NFL.

In 2011, Guskiewicz was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (often called a “genius grant”) for his innovative work on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related concussions. In 2013, Time magazine named him a Game Changer, one of 18 “innovators and problem-solvers that are inspiring change in America.”

A member of Carolina’s faculty since 1995, Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and director of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes. He holds appointments in the department of orthopaedics, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and doctoral program in human movement science.

Guskiewicz earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training from West Chester University, a master’s degree in science in exercise physiology/athletic training from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in sports medicine from the University of Virginia.

Before becoming dean at the College, Guskiewicz was senior associate dean for the natural sciences and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in the College.

Dr. Robert Blouin – Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer

Robert A. “Bob” Blouin is the Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost (“provost”), and Chief Academic Officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the university. The provost also has oversight responsibilities for budget and planning.

A key mission of the provost is to ensure Carolina attracts, develops, and retains leading faculty members focused on inspiring students for success in a rapidly changing global economy.

During his tenure as dean, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the premier pharmacy programs in the world as evidenced by its rankings with U.S. News & World Reports, QS World University Rankings in Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and AACP Grants and Contracts. In addition, the school initiated a first-of-its-kind professional degree-granting partnership program in Asheville, North Carolina, which focuses on ambulatory care and rural health. Under Blouin’s leadership, the faculty research portfolio increased from $2 million in 2002 to $36 million in 2016, ranking second among the nation’s pharmacy schools. Blouin obtained a historic $100 million gift from Dr. Fred Eshelman to create the Eshelman Institute for Innovation, where he served as Director. He also led a cutting-edge effort to find creative ways to accelerate change in education and health care. He will continue to serve as the school’s Bryson Distinguished Professor.

Blouin is noted for his leadership of national discussions on educational issues of clinical pharmaceutical scientist training, particularly at the graduate level. He has been extensively involved in launching a transformation in the professional and graduate curricula at Carolina coined the Educational Renaissance. His own research interests include studying the effect of disease and altered physiologic status on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and metabolism of drugs.

Before coming to Carolina, Blouin was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy from 1978 to 2003. There, he took on the role of associate dean for research and graduate education in 1997, where his responsibilities included overseeing the development and expansion of the Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology. Additionally, as the executive director of the Office for Economic Development and Innovations Management, he served as the College of Pharmacy representative on all issues external to the University of Kentucky and those relating to economic development of the pharmaceutical sciences. He also represented the college on several statewide biotechnology initiatives and has worked to advance faculty-based intellectual property.

A native of Massachusetts, Blouin earned a BS from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Academic Programs

UNC-Chapel Hill is a global leader known for its innovative teaching and ground-breaking research. Carolina offers a variety of courses and programs to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly evolving economy.

The University offers 74 bachelor’s, 104 master’s, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through the College of Arts & Sciences and its professional schools.

Continuing education at UNC-Chapel Hill includes degree or non-degree part-time study for academic credit (on campus or from a distance), noncredit professional development workshops and certificates, enrichment learning activities, daytime and evening lecture series, and much more.

Carolina has a growing selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs for academic credit. Through Summer School, degree-seeking and visiting students can enroll in more than 500 courses through Maymester and two five-week summer sessions.

The Student Body

In fall 2018 the university welcomed 5,121 new undergraduate students to campus. This marked the 13th consecutive years of record enrollment applications. Demographics of the most recent class are available here: https://diversity.unc.edu/data/.

Total enrollment: 29,911

Undergraduate enrollment: 18,862

Graduate enrollment: 11,049

Out-of-state Students: 16%

Region from which most U.S. students come: South Atlantic (87%)

International Students: 2.7%

Number of countries represented by International Students: 48

U.S. Student Diversity:

  • Black: 8%
  • American Indian: <1%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • White: 62%
  • Pacific Islander: <1%
  • Two or More Races: 4%

Benefits Overview

As an employee of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the following benefits are available:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Supplemental Retirement Options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Leave Options
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Discounts

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit: https://hr.unc.edu/benefits/plans/

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com or Valerie Szymkowicz at vbs@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the UNC-CH website at www.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.