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Leadership Transition in Human Resources

Dear Carolina Community:

As you know, Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources and interim director of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office, is leaving UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of the year. Following her departure, it is essential that the Office of Human Resources and the EO/ADA Office – two critically important offices that serve our faculty and staff – have appropriate leadership in place to sustain them until permanent leadership is appointed.

I am pleased to announce that Matthew S. Brody, associate vice chancellor for human resources, has agreed to provide leadership and oversight to the Office of Human Resources as part of his current role. Matt is uniquely qualified and positioned to build on OHR’s record of success. He joined Carolina in 2002 after serving in various roles at MIT and Duke University. Prior to his current position, Matt served as Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel and as a senior director in OHR.

I am also pleased to announce that Jayne Grandes, currently associate director for investigations and compliance reporting in the EO/ADA Office, will serve as interim director of that unit. She will report to Matt Brody during this interim period. Jayne came to UNC-Chapel Hill from Rutgers University, where she was director of the Office of Employment Equity – experience that will serve her well in this interim role.

I want to express my appreciation to both Matt Brody and Jayne Grandes for agreeing to lead these important offices until permanent leadership is named.


Carol L. Folt