2011-12 CATALOG




UNC History and Leadership

UNCP Leadership

Officers and Administrators



In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is one of 17 constituent institutions of the multi‑campus state university.

The University of North Carolina, chartered by the N.C. General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795. For the next 136 years, the only campus of The University of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill.

In 1877, the N.C. General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher education, diverse in origin and purpose. Five were historically Black institutions, and another was founded to educate American Indians. Several were created to prepare teachers for the public schools. Others had a technological emphasis. One is a training school for performing artists.

In 1931, the N.C. General Assembly redefined The University of North Carolina to include three state‑supported institutions, the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University at Raleigh), and Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The new multi‑campus University operated with one board of trustees and one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined the University through legislative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

In 1971, the General Assembly passed legislation bringing into The University of North Carolina the state’s ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then been legally separate: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, and Winston‑Salem State University. This action created a 16‑campus University. (In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of the University, creating the current 17-campus University system.) By subsequent act of the General Assembly, the name of the University was changed to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, effective July 1, 1996.

The UNC Board of Governors is the policy‑making body legally charged with “the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions.” It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four‑year terms. Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as non‑voting members emeriti. The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student’s designee, is also a non‑voting member.

Each of the 17 constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president’s nomination and is responsible to the president. Each institution has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who serves ex‑officio. (The NC School of the Arts has two additional ex‑officio members.) Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.





Hannah D. Gage, Chair – Wilmington

Peter D. Hans, Vice Chair – Raleigh

Bradley T. Adcock – Durham

Brent D. Barringer – Cary

Atul C. Bhula (Ex Officio)Raleigh

W. Louis Bissette, Jr.Asheville

John M. BlackburnLinville

Peaches Gunter Blank – Nashville, TN

Laura W. Buffaloe – Roanoke Rapids

Bill Daughtridge, Jr.Rocky Mount

Walter C. DavenportRaleigh

James M. Deal, Jr.Boone

Phillip R. Dixon – Greenville

Fred N. EshelmanWilmington

John C. FennebresqueCharlotte

Paul FultonWinston-Salem

Ann B. Goodnight – Cary

H. Frank Grainger – Cary

Thomas J. HarrelsonSouthport

James E. Holshouser, Jr. (Emeritus) – Southern Pines

G. Leroy Lail – Hickory

Mary Ann MaxwellGoldsboro

Franklin E. McCainCharlotte

W. Edwin McMahanCharlotte

Charles H. Mercer, Jr. – Raleigh

Fred G. Mills – Raleigh

Burley B. Mitchell, Jr.Raleigh

Hari H. NathCary

David M. PowersWinston-Salem

Irvin A. Roseman – Wilmington

Richard F. “Dick” TaylorLumberton

Raiford Trask III Wilmington

Phillip D. WalkerHickory

J. Bradley Wilson – Durham

David W. Young – Asheville









        Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


        Chief of Staff


Vice President for Research


Vice President for Finance


Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer


Vice President for Federal Relations


Vice President for Government Relations


Vice President and General Counsel


Vice President of Human Resources


Vice President for Communications


Secretary of the University






O.H. BROWNE, Acting President (1940‑1942)

B.S., North Carolina State; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

RALPH D. WELLONS, President (1942‑1956)

A.B., M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

WALTER J. GALE, President (1956‑1962)

B.S., New Jersey State Teachers College; M. Ed., Ed.D., Duke University

ENGLISH E. JONES, President (1962‑1972); Chancellor (1972‑1979)

B.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., North Carolina State University; LL.D., Wake Forest University; D.H. Pembroke State University

PAUL R. GIVENS, Chancellor (1979‑1989); Chancellor Emeritus (1989‑2004)

B.A., M.A., George Peabody College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

JOSEPH B. OXENDINE, Chancellor (1989‑1999); Chancellor Emeritus (1999‑ )

B.A., Catawba College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Boston University

ALLEN C. MEADORS, Professor and Chancellor (1999-2009; Chancellor Emeritus, 2009- )

B.B.A, University of Central Arkansas; M.B.A.., University of Northern Colorado; M.P.A., University of  Kansas; M.A., M.A., Webster University;  Ph.D., Southern Illinois University;  FACHE

CHARLES R. JENKINS, Chancellor (2009-2010)

B.S., M.A.Ed., East Carolina University; Ed.D., Duke University

KYLE R. CARTER, Chancellor (2010- )

B.S., Mercer University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia



*This list includes chief executives since the institution became a totally collegiate‑level institution. Prior to 1940, chief executives held the title of principal or superintendent. The title of President was changed to Chancellor beginning July 1, 1972, when the institution, as Pembroke State University, became a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina.





Robin Cummings, Chair (2013) – Pinehurst

Raymond Pennington, Vice Chair (2013) – Lumberton

Dwight Pearson, Secretary (2015) – Raleigh

Kellie Blue (2015) – Pembroke

Bob Caton (2015) – Lumberton

Gary Locklear (2015) – Pembroke

Donna Lowry (2013) – Pembroke

Thomas Nance (2013) – Cerro Gordo

Lorna Ricotta (2013) – Fayetteville

Newy Scruggs (2013) – Arlington, TX

Alan Thompson (2011) – Whiteville

Paul Willoughby (2011) – Durham

Brian McCormick (2011-2012) SGA President – Laurel Springs







KENNETH D. KITTS, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

CATHY HANBY-SIKORA – Acting Vice Chancellor for Advancement

R. NEIL HAWK, B.B.A. – Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

JACQUELINE H. CLARK, B.A., M.Ed. – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

DIANE O. JONES, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. – Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

GLEN BURNETTE, Jr., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. – Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Constituent Relations

JOSHUA MALCOLM, B.A., J.D. – General Counsel

DAN KENNEY, B.S., M.A.Ed. – Director of Athletics

LARRY JACOBS  – Internal Auditor



KENNETH D. KITTS, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

WILLIAM H. GASH, JR., B.S., M.B.A., M.M.Ed., B.M.Ed., Ph.D.Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

STANLEY G. KNICK, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Director/Curator of Native American Resource Center

ROBERT ORR, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. – Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer

TOM JACKSON, B.S., M.S., M.B.A. – Associate CIO and Chief Technology Officer

CYNTHIA E. SAYLOR, B.A., M.L.I.S. – Assistant CIO for Educational Technologies and Client Services

TBA – Director, Enterprise Applications

KEVIN PAIT, B.S. – Director, Network and System Administration

MAUREEN WINDMEYER, B.A. – Director, Information Technology Planning and Budget

TBA – Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs

SARA BRACKIN, B.S., M.A. – Director of International Programs

TBA – Director of English Language Institute

CAMMIE HUNT, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Associate Vice Chancellor for Engaged Outreach

CHARLES TITA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.  – Director of Distance Education

TERESA OXENDINE, B.A. – Director of the Regional Center for Economic, Community, and Professional Development

ELIZABETH NORMANDY B.A., M.A. Ph.D. – Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Special Projects

BEVERLY R. KING, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness

LINDA LITTLE, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.  – Director of Sponsored Research & Programs

SHERRY EDWARDS, B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D. – Acting Director of Teaching and Learning Center

ELINOR FOLGER FOSTER, B.A., M.L.S., Ed.D. – Dean of Library Services

ANNIE H. COLEMAN, B.A., M.L.I.S. – Assistant Dean for Research Services and Systems

SUSAN WHITT, B.A., M.L.S. – Associate Dean for Collection Management and Acquisitions

JEAN E. SEXTON, B.A., M.S.L.S. – Coordinator of Cataloging

MICHAEL C. ALEWINE, B.A., M.L.S., M.S. – Outreach/Distance Education Librarian

ROBERT ARNDT, B.A., M.A., M.F.A., M.L.S. – Reference/Instructional Services Librarian

TBA – Electronic Resources/Media Catalog Librarian

CARL J. DANIS, B.A., M.S., M.S.L.S. – Collection Development/Electronic Resources Librarian

KAREN ORR FRITTS, B.S., M.L.I.S.  – Government Documents/Development Librarian

MELANIE E. WOOD, B.S., M.L.I.S.  – Instructional Services/Reference Librarian

JUNE L. POWER, B.A., M.L.I.S. – Access Services/Reference Librarian

ROB WOLF, B.S., M.L.S.  – Serials Librarian/Digital Operations Coordinator

DAVID W. YOUNG, B.A., M.A., M.L.S. – Catalog Librarian

MARK CANADA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

MEREDITH L. STORMS, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – Acting Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

MARY ANN JACOBS, B.A., M.A.Ed., M.S.W., Ph.D. – Chair, American Indian Studies Department

RICHARD GAY, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Art Department

DAVID D. ZEIGLER, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – Chair, Biology Department

SIVANADANE MANDJINY, B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D. – Acting Chair, Chemistry and Physics Department

VIRGINIA K. McCLANAHAN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, English and Theatre Department

ENRIQUE J. PORRÚA, B.S, M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Foreign Languages Department

MARTIN B. FARLEY, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Geology and Geography Department

ROBERT W. BROWN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, History Department

JAMIE LITTY, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. – Chair, Mass Communication Department

CHARLES W. LILLIE, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Acting Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department

TIMOTHY M. ALTMAN, B.A., M.M.E., D.M.A. – Chair, Music Department

BARBARA B. SYNOWIEZ, B.S. N., M.S. N., Ph.D. –Chair, Nursing Department

DAVID H. NIKKEL, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D. – Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department

KEVIN S. FREEMAN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. –Chair, Political Science Department

KELLY ANN CHARLTON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Psychology Department

MICHAEL R. HAWTHORNE, B.A., Ph.D. –Chair, Public Administration Department

SHERRY EDWARDS, B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D. – Chair, Social Work Department

MARIO PAPAROZZI, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

RAMIN COOPER MAYSAMI, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – Acting Dean, School of Business

WILLIAM STEWART THOMAS, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Assistant Dean

HOWARD G. LING, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Director, MBA Program

CARMEN F. CALABRESE, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Director, Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship

RICK CRANDALL, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Director, AACSB

CRAIG D. SHOULDERS, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Accounting and Information Technology Department

EDWIN CLIFFORD MENSAH, B.Sc., Ph.D. – Acting Chair, Economics, Finance, and Decision Sciences Department

CHRISTOPHER ZIEMNOWICZ, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Management, Marketing, and International Business Department

MICHAEL MENEFEE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – Director, Entrepreneurship Programs

 LEAH HOLLAND FIORENTINO, B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. – Dean, School of Education

CAROL HIGY, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. – Associate Dean

KAREN STANLEY, B.A., M.R.E., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Chair, Elementary Education Department

JUDITH A. LOSH, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – Chair, Education Specialties Department

DAVID OXENDINE, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. – Chair, Professional Pedagogy and Research Department

ALFRED BRYANT, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Chair, School Administration and Counseling Department

TOMMY THOMPSON, B.S., M.A., D.A. – Chair, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department

LT. COL. DARRELL LOCKHART – Director, Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

CAPT. MABRY SHOKES – Director, Military Science (Army ROTC)

KAREN GRANGER, B.A., M.Ed. – Director, Teaching Fellows Program

BILLIE HARRINGTON, B.A., M.P.A.Director of Assessment

SANDRA STRICKLAND, B.S., M.Ed.Director of Teacher Recruitment

BRYAN WINTERS, B.S., M.S.A., Ed.D.Director of University-School Programs

 SARA COBLE SIMMONS, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Acting Dean, School of Graduate Studies

IRENE PITTMAN AIKEN, B.S., M.A.Ed., Ph.D. – Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

STEVEN D. BOURQUIN, B.S.E.E., M.S., Ph.D. – Acting Dean, Esther G. Maynor Honors College



KENNETH D. KITTS, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. –Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

JACQUELINE H. CLARK, B.A., M. Ed. – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

SHARON KISSICK, B.A., M.Ed. – Registrar

NATRICIA DRAKE, B.B.A.Associate Registrar

JENELLE L. HANDCOX, B.A., M.P.A.  – Director of Financial Aid

JANICE GOOLSBY – Associate Director of Financial Aid

MILDRED WEBER, B.S. – Associate Director of Financial Aid

TBA – Director of Center for Academic Excellence

TBA – Coordinator for Student Academic Support

ELIZABETH FROEBA, B.S.W., M.Ed. – Coordinator for First Year Programs

CYNTHIA TOROK, M.P.A. Academic Advisor

MARK HUNT, B.B. Academic Advisor, Second Year Programs

TBA Tutor Coordinator, Second Year Programs

TBA Supplemental Instruction

DEANA JOHNSON, B.A., M.A. – Director of College Opportunity Program

LARRY McCALLUM, B.A., M.A. – Director of TRIO Program     

CAROLYN GODWIN, B.S., M.Ed. –Counselor, Student Support Services

KIMILLA FLOYD, B.A., M.Ed. – Tutorial Coordinator, Student Support Services

VERONICA POWELL, B.A., M.B.A. – Advisor/Coordinator, Upward Bound

JENNY GOODWIN, B.S.W., M.Ed.  – Instructional Coordinator, Upward Bound

MARY HELEN WALKER, B.S., M.A. – Director of Disability Support Services 

NICOLETTE CAMPOS, B.A., M.A. – Associate Director of Disability Support Services 

KELLY CHEEK, B.S., M.Ed. – Deaf Educator 

DEBBIE LOWERY, B.S. – Accommodations Coordinator

SYLVIA T. JOHNSON, B.S., M.S. – Director of  N.C. Health Careers Access Program

TEAGAN E. DECKER, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Director of University Writing Center

SHARON BLUE, B.S. – Coordinator of New Student and Family Orientation



CATHY HANBY-SIKORA – Vice Chancellor for Advancement

TBA – Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Development

BRIAN RUSSOAssistant Director of Development for Athletics & Constituent Support

RENÉE STEELE – Director of Alumni Relations

ALISIA SCOTT OXENDINE, B.A., M.P.A. – Director of Major Gifts

KRISTIN ANDERSON – Director of Advancement Services

KANDICE KINLAW – Director of Events Planning

SCOTT BIGELOW, B.A. – Acting Director of University Communications & Marketing

BOBBY AYERS, B.S. – University Photographer

R. JERROD HATFIELD, B.A. – Graphic Designer

LAWRENCE T. LOCKLEAR, B.A., M.P.A. – Web Publisher

RAUL RUBIERA  – University Photographer



R. NEIL HAWK, B.B.A. – Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

GEORGE GUTHRIE, B.S., M.B.A. – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and Controller

RAY OXENDINE, B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A. – Assistant Controller

ROGER KILLIAN, M.A. – Director of Budgets and Planning

DEBBIE BURGESS – Director of Human Resources

DENISE CARROLL, C.P.M., B.S. – Director of Business Services

KAREN SWINEY, B.A. – Bookstore Manager

JIM HALCOMBE – Director of Food Services

W. STEVE MARTIN  – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs for Facilities Management

LARRY FREEMAN – Director of Facilities Operations

J. MICHAEL CLARK – Director of Facilities Planning and Construction



JACQUELINE H. CLARK, B.A., M. Ed. – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

LELA CLARK, B.A., M.Ed. – Director of Admissions

NATALIA FREEMAN LOCKLEAR, B.A. – Senior Associate Director of Admissions

CHRISTINE BELL, B.S., M.B.A. – Associate Director of Admissions

AMIE WARD GRAHAM, B.S. – Senior Assistant Director of Admissions



DIANE O. JONES, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. – Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

LISA L. SCHAEFFER, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. – Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

WILLIAM C. PRICE, M.Ed. – Director of Student Conduct

R. TRAVIS BRYANT, B.A., M.A. Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety and Emergency Operations

 McDUFFIE CUMMINGS, JR., B.A. – Director of Campus Police and Public Safety

PRESTON SWINEY, B.S., M.Ed. – Director of Housing and Residence Life

CYNTHIA REDFEARN, B.A., M.S.A. – Associate Director of Residence Life

MICHAEL SEVERY, B.S.B.A., M.A. – Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

BECCA OBERGEFELL, B.A., M.Ed. – Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

AUBREY SWETT, B.A., M.A. – Director of Community and Civic Engagement

CHRISTIE POTEET, B.A., M.A.Associate Director of Community and Civic Engagement

TBA – Director of Greek Life

JUSTIN WINANS, B.S. – Director of Intramurals

CYNTHIA OXENDINE, B.S., M.A.Ed. – Director of Chavis University Center

MONICA Z. OSBURN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Director of Counseling and Testing

GEORGE GRESSMAN, B.A., M.S., Psy.D. – Assistant Director of Counseling and Testing

RANDALL PURDY, M.D. – Psychiatrist

TBA – Director of Career Center

MALLORY L. BOWER, B.S., M.A. – Assistant Director of Career Center

ROBERT L. CANIDA, II, B.A., M.S.L.S. – Director of Multicultural and Minority Affairs

PATRICIA FIELDS, A.A., B.S. – Executive Director of Givens Performing Arts Center

DAVID THAGGARD, B.A. – Assistant Director, GPAC

TASHA OXENDINE, B.A. – Director of Marketing, GPAC

GARY TREMBLAY, B.A., M.F.A. – Technical Director, GPAC

CORA BULLARD, B.S.N., RN-BC – Director of Student Health Services