Responsibilities and Members Search Advisory Committees

Each of the search advisory committees listed below provides advice and feedback concerning candidates and other aspects of the search as requested by the chancellor. The role of the search advisory committee is to:

  • Provide advice to the chancellor or the chancellor’s designee concerning the skills, abilities, and attributes identified as desirable in candidates for the position.
  • Identify and nominate individuals to be considered for the position, ensuring that names of potential candidates remain confidential.
  • Provide such feedback as may be requested by the chancellor concerning nominees in the candidate pool.
  • Engage with candidates and represent the University.
  • Facilitate an expeditious and fair search.
  • Following candidate screening, meet with candidates for the purpose of providing advice and feedback to the chancellor.

Search advisory committees do not engage in a final decision-making role.

  • Under UNC System policy, neither the chancellor nor the Board of Trustees have independent authority to select and appoint senior academic and administrative officers on their own initiative; rather, the Board of Trustees votes to accept or reject the candidate recommended and presented to the board by the chancellor.
  • For Tier 1 Senior Academic and Administrative Officer Selections, the chancellor is responsible for recommending one candidate to the Board of Trustees. This is a candidate that the chancellor believes will best meet the needs of the University under the circumstances. The chancellor will generally arrive at a recommendation through use of a recruitment and review process supported by a search advisory committee.

School of Public Health

The following individuals have agreed to serve on the committee chaired by Bill Roper, Former UNC School of Medicine dean, vice chancellor for medical affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill, CEO of the UNC Health Care System; current Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics – UNC School of Medicine.

  • Giselle Corbie (Vice Chair), Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, Director of the Center for Health Equity
    Research – UNC School of Medicine
  • Shu Wen Ng, Distinguished Scholar in Public Health Nutrition and Associate Professor – Department of Nutrition – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Lisa LaVange, Professor and Chair – Department of Biostatistics – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Professor – Department of Health Policy and Management – UNC Gilings School of Global Public Health
  • Karissa Grasty, Associate Dean for Advancement – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Shelton Earp, Distinguished Professor, Director – UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director – UNC Cancer Care – UNC School of Medicine
  • Jada Brooks, Associate Professor and Lead Faculty – PhD Program and Division – UNC School of Nursing
  • John Bamforth, Director – Eshelman Institute for Innovation – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Michael Piehler, Director – Institute for the Environment – UNC College of Arts and Sciences
  • Travis Albritton, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – UNC School of Social Work
  • Donald Holzworth, Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Professor – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Stephanie Baker, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alum and Associate Professor of Public Health Studies – Elon University
  • Graduate Student Representative, PhD Student in Epidemiology – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Perrin Jones, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Member

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Vice Chancellor of Communications

The following individuals have agreed to serve on the committee co-chaired by Don Baer, Senior Partner, The Brunswick Group in Washington D.C. and Amy Locklear Hertel, Executive Vice Provost, UNC.

  • Dave Boliek, Chair, UNC Board of Trustees
  • Layla Dowdy, Director, Office of Research Communications
  • Robbi Pickerel Evans, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Strategic & External Communications, UNC
  • Sam Fulwood, Dean, School of Communication, American University
  • Julia Grumbles, Former Board of Trustees member
  • Chris Lundberg, Associate Professor, Communication
  • Cristen Page, Executive Dean, UNC School of Medicine

School of Government

The following individuals have agreed to serve on the search committee for the Dean of the School of Government. The committee is chaired by Martin Brinkley, Dean, UNC School of Law.

  • Kevin Leonard, Executive Director of the NC Association of County Commissioners
  • Martha Paige, Morrisville Town Manager and former President of the Town Manager Association
  • Gale Adams, Superior Court Judge, Fayetteville
  • Chuck Neely, School of Government Foundation Board Member
  • Gene Davis, UNC Board of Trustees Member
  • Rob Bryan, UNC Board of Trustees Member
  • Mike Piehler, Director, Institute for the Environment, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Anita Brown Graham, Distinguished Professor of Public Law & Government
  • Jen Willis, Associate Dean for Development and Campaign Director, School of Government
  • Noreen McDonald, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Adam Lovelady, Associate Professor, Division of Law & Finance
  • Shea Denning, Faculty Distinguished Term POP, SOG Judicial College
  • Peg Carlson, Faculty, Distinguished Term POP, Public Leadership and Governance
  • Willow Jacobson, Distinguished Professor, MPA Program
  • William Rivenbark, Professor of Public Administration
  • Toogie Hampton, Director of Programming, Management, Administration and Leadership
  • Student Representative, on the alumni board and the student leadership council
  • Patricia (Tricia) Sullivan, Professor, Department of Public Policy

University Librarian

The following individuals have agreed to serve on the search committee for the University Librarian. The committee is chaired by Gary Marchionini, Dean of the School of Information and Library Sciences

  • Linda Butler, Chair of Friends of the Library Board of Directors
  • Ralph Meekins, UNC Board of Trustees
  • Mike Barker, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology
  • Kurt Gilliland, Associate Dean Curriculum, School of Medicine
  • John Sherer, Director, UNC Press
  • Ryan Clark, Assistant Director of Development for UNC Libraries
  • Emily Baragwanath, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Heidi Kim, Professor of English and Comparative Lit and Director of the Asian American Center
  • Banu  Gökarıksel, Professor of Geography & Chair of Curriculum, Global Studies, Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Grade Education
  • Ashley Bryant, Associate Professor; Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholar, Nursing
  • Adam Persky, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Todd BenDor, Director, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Community Design
  • Thu-Mai Christian, Assistant Director of Archives, ODUM
  • Michelle Cawley Head, Clinical Academic and Research Engagement, HSL
  • Nerea Llamas, Associate University Librarian for Content & Collections
  • Undergraduate student representative, Political Science, Serves on the Student Library Advisory Board
  • Graduate student representative, School of Information and Library Sciences

Vice Chancellor for Development

The following individuals have been asked to serve on the committee co-chaired by Rachelle Feldman, Vice Provost for Enrollment and John Montgomery, Executive Director, The Rams Club.

  • Patricia Parker, Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
  • David Carroll, Principal, Carroll Family Holdings
  • Michael Kennedy, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Campaign Steering Committee Co-Chair, Campaign for Carolina
  • Lowry Caudill, Former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Campaign Steering Committee Co-Chair, Campaign for Carolina
  • Vinay Patel, Principal, SREE Hotels, Board of Trustees Member
  • Debbie Dibbert, Associate Vice Chancellor, Principal & Major Gifts