2013-14 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.





Peter D. Hans, Chair – Raleigh

H. Frank Grainger, Vice Chair – Cary

Ann B. Goodnight, Secretary – Cary

Roger Aiken – Asheville

W. Louis Bissette, Jr. – Asheville

Fred N. Eshelman – Wilmington

John C. Fennebresque – Charlotte

Hannah D. Gage – Wilmington

Thomas J. Harrelson – Southport

Henry W. Hinton – Greenville

James L. Holmes, Jr. – Raleigh

Rodney E. Hood – Washington, DC

William Marty Koris III – Summerfield

G. Leroy Lail – Hickory

Scott Lampe – Davidson

Steven B. Long – Raleigh

Joan G. MacNeill – Webster

Mary Ann Maxwell – Goldsboro

W. Edwin McMahan – Charlotte

W. G. Champion Mitchell – New Bern

Hari H. Nath – Cary

Robert J. Nunnery (Ex Officio) – Fayetteville

R. Doyle Parrish – Raleigh

Joan Templeton Perry, M.D. – Kinston

Therence O. Pickett – Greensboro

David M. Powers – Winston-Salem

Robert S. Rippy – Wilmington

Harry Leo Smith, Jr. – Washington

J. Craig Sousa – Raleigh

George A. Sywassink – Hilton Head, SC

Richard F. “Dick” Taylor – Lumberton

Raiford Trask III – Wilmington

Phillip D. Walker – Hickory

Laura I. Wiley – High Point








        Chief of Staff


        Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Vice President for International, Community, and Economic Engagement


Vice President for Research and Graduate Education


Vice President for Academic and University Programs


Secretary of the University


Vice President of Human Resources


Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer


Vice President for Government Relations


Chief Operating Officer


Vice President for Federal Relations


Interim Vice President and General Counsel


Vice President for Communications






G.G. MAUGHON, SR., Superintendent (1935‑1940)

A.B., Mercer University; M.A., University of Georgia

O.H. BROWNE, Acting Superintendent (1940‑1941); Acting President (1941‑1942)

B.S., North Carolina State College; 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, Interim 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 four-year institution. Prior to 1941, 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.





Wiley Barrett, Chair (2015) – Southern Pines

Raymond Pennington, Vice Chair (2013) – Lumberton

Dwight Pearson, Secretary (2015) – Garner

Kelly Hunt Blue (2015) – Pembroke

Tim Brooks (2013) – Pembroke

Robert E. Caton (2015) – Lumberton

Gary Locklear (2015) – Pembroke

Donna Lowry (2013) – Pembroke

Lorna Ricotta (2013) – Fayetteville

Newy Scruggs (2013) – Arlington, TX

Caroline S. Williamson (2015) – Lumberton

Paul Willoughby (2015) – Durham

Emily Ashley (2013-2014) SGA President – Chapel Hill







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

WENDY LOWERY, B.A., M.P.A. – Vice Chancellor for Advancement

RICHARD COSENTINO, M.B.A., Ph.D. – Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

JOHN R. JONES, II, Ph.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

RICHARD CHRISTY – Director of Athletics

KELLEY HORTON  – Internal Auditor

DANIEL KENNEY, B.S., M.A.Ed. – Chief of Staff



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

TBA – Director of International Programs

ERIC MOORE – 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

DAREK HUNT – Director of the Regional Center

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

MELISSA SCHAUB, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment

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

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

ELIZABETH FROEBA, B.S.W., M.Ed. – Interim Director of Academic Advising

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

STEVEN HUNT, B.A., M.A.  – Director of Center for Academic Excellence

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

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

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

JAN LOWERY, B.S., M.P.H. – Project Coordinator, NASNTI

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

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

TBA – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness

TBA – Director of Sponsored Research & Programs

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

SUSAN WHITT, B.A., M.L.S. – Acting 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. – Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

MEREDITH L. STORMS, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. – 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. – Chair, Chemistry and Physics Department

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

JASON HUTCHENS, B.A., M.A.Ed., Ed.D. – Chair, Mass Communication Department

STEVEN D. BOURQUIN, B.S.E.E., M.S., Ph.D. – 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 and Public Administration Department

KELLY ANN CHARLTON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Psychology 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. – Dean, School of Business

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

NICK ARENA, B.A., M.B.A. – Director, MBA Program

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

RAMIN COOPER MAYSAMI, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.– Interim Coordinator, Accounting and Information Technology Department

JOHN E. SPILLAN, B.A., M.S.W., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Interim Coordinator, Economics, Finance, and Decision Sciences Department

JOHN E. SPILLAN, B.A., M.S.W., M.B.A., Ph.D. – Chair, Management, Marketing, and International Business Department

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

ZOE WOODELL LOCKLEAR, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Dean, School of Education

ALFRED BRYANT, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Interim Associate Dean

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

BETTY WELLS BROWN, B.A., Ed.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. – Chair, Educational Specialties Department

VALJEANER FORD, B.S., M.A., M.A., Ed.D. – Interim 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. ALLEN GRADNIGO – Director, Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

CAPT. LARRY PITTS – Director, Military Science (Army ROTC)

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

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

REBECCA BULLARD-DILLARD, B.S., Ph.D. – Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

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

MARK MILEWICZ, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – Dean, Esther G. Maynor Honors College



WENDY LOWERY, B.A., M.P.A.  – Vice Chancellor for Advancement

HUNTER WORTHAM, M.B.A. – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement

KRISTIN ANDERSON – Director of Advancement Services

ALISON DECINTI, B.A. – Director of Development

RENΙE STEELE, M.B.A.   – Director of Alumni Relations

SANDY BRISCAR, B.A., APR – Executive Director of Marketing

SCOTT BIGELOW, B.A. – Communications Specialist

KANDICE KINLAW – Director of Events Planning

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

RAUL RUBIERA  – University Photographer

DAVID YBARRA, B.F.A. – Graphic Designer

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

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

CHAD LOCKLEAR, B.A., M.A.   – Director of Marketing, GPAC

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



RICHARD COSENTINO, M.B.A., Ph.D. – Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

TBA – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration

RAY OXENDINE, B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A. – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance

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

DEBRA A. BURGESS – Director of Human Resources

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

KAREN SWINEY, B.A. – Bookstore Manager

JIM HALCOMBE – General Manager, University Dining Services

W. STEVE MARTIN  – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management

LARRY FREEMAN – Director of Facilities Operations

J. MICHAEL CLARK – Director of Facilities Planning and Construction

TOM JACKSON, B.S., M.S., M.B.A. – Interim 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



JOHN R. JONES, II, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.  – Acting 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 Life

PRESTON RAMSEY, B.S., M.S. – Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

PARKER WATSON, B.A., M.Ed. – Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

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

CHRISTINA POTEET, B.A., M.A. – Associate Director for Community Service

WHITNEY SWEENEY, B.A., M.A.  – Director of Greek Life

JUSTIN WINANS, B.S. – Director of Intramurals and Campus Recreation

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

MARY-JEANNE RALEIGH, B.A., M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. – Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

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

LYNNDEE HORNE, B.A., M.S. – Assistant Director of Outreach Education

KAREN PRUETT, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. – 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

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