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For New Academic or Experienced Leaders

Fridays, 12:00-2:00 PM (buffet lunch is served)
304 Wilson Library (bottom floor next to Music Library)

Nomination Required


The Faculty Administrator Development Program (FADP) is an extensive introduction and overview to UNC Administrative Groups and Services for current or newly appointed leaders. Participants will strengthen their network of support and contacts across UNC, become oriented to campus administrative systems, and develop as leaders.

Program Learning Objectives:

As a leadership and new faculty administrator cohort group, we will build a learning community. Our learning community will engage each other in listening, learning and supporting to understand the administrative services at UNC. We will begin to address our new common administrative leadership challenges. The sessions are interactive to include questions, scenarios and dialogue with the presenters and colleagues. This hands-on approach fosters thinking and enlists our administrative leaders in solving new and common scenarios regarding administration. Our program’s 11 sessions include lunch and the opportunity to network with university-wide colleagues.

Session Topic Date Facilitator(s)
Orientation Session September 14
June Merlino, CFE Associate Director for Faculty
Development in Leadership
Ombuds Office September 28
Laurie Mesibov, Interim University Ombuds
Office of Human Resources October 26
Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Kathy Bryant, Senior Director, HR Communications and
Talent Development, Senior HR Team
Office of University Counsel November 16
Mark W. Merritt, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
Information Technology Services (ITS) November 30
Kevin Lanning, Chief Information Security Office;
and ITS Senior Team
Finance and Administration January 18
Brian Smith, Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor
and Treasurer
Office of the Provost February 1
Ron Strauss, Executive Vice Provost and Chief
International Officer, and
Anne Lemmon, Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel
University Libraries February 15
Elaine L. Westbrooks, University Librarian and
Vice Provost for University Libraries; and
University Libraries Senior Team
Diversity and Inclusion March 22
Rumay Alexander, Chief Diversity Officer and
Associate Vice Chancellor; Sharbari Dey, Assistant
Director for Education and Special Initiatives
Office of Faculty Governance April 5
Leslie Parise, Chair of the Faculty; Professor and
Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics
UNC and its External Publics April 26
Joel Curran, Vice Chancellor, UNC Communications;
Don Hobart, AVC for UNC Research;
Regina Oliver, Editor and Director, Communications- General Alumni Association; and
Mark Meares, Associate Vice Chancellor, Corporate
and Foundations Relations
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