Oct 16, 2021  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Office of the Chancellor

Mary K. Grant Chancellor
B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; M.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Suzanne W. Bryson Director of Internal Audit
B.B.A., James Madison University
Chelsey Burke Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
B.S., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Shannon Earle Chief of Staff
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College; M.L.A.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Sarah Humphries Executive Assistant to the Office of the Chancellor 
B.A., Appalachian State University; M.L.A.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Darin J. Waters Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Outreach and Engagement
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Clifton Williams General Counsel
B.S., Appalachian State University; J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law

University Advancement

Carla S. Willis Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
B.A., University of Toledo
Sallie Broach Leadership Gifts Officer
B.A., Queens University; M.A. Western Carolina University
James C. Carter Senior Annual Gifts Officer
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Cynthia Clarke Executive Director of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Brian P. Davis Director of University Events
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Laura Herndon Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., Samford University
Ben Underwood Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations
B.A., M.A., University of Georgia  
Elizabeth S. Underwood Senior Director of Alumni Relations
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Sophia Ungert Major Gifts Officer
B.A., Tufts University 

Academic Affairs

Joseph Urgo Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
B.A., Haverford College;  M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
C. Patrick Bahls Director of the Honors Program
B.S. University of Denver; M.S., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Rudy Beharrysingh Director of Mathematics Assistance Center
B.S., McGill University; M.S., Western Carolina University
Holly Beveridge Director of Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville  
Jeffrey J. Brown Chief Information Officer
B.A., University of South Florida  
Richard Steven Chess Director of the Center for Jewish Studies
B.A., Glassboro State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida  
Karen Martin Cole Director of Advising
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Alabama
Greg Dobson Director of Geospatial Technology
B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Appalachian State University
Leah M. Dunn University Librarian 
B.A., M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James F. Fox Director of the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center
B.S., University of Missouri; M.I.T., American Intercontinental University
Catherine Ann Frank  Executive Director for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
B.A., M.A.,Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
C. Michael Gass Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning
B.A., Carson-Newman College; B.S., Georgia College and State University; Ph.D., Duke University  
Mark Lee Harvey Director of the Undergraduate Research Program
B.A., University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University  
Tommy Hays Director of the Great Smokies Writing Program
B.A., Furman University; M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
Melissa Jayne Himelein Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Lynne M. Horgan Registrar
B.B.A., M.B.A., Hofstra University  
Edward Joseph Katz Associate Provost and Dean of University Programs
B.A., University of Washington; B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Jeffrey Michael Konz Dean of Social Sciences
B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Keith Eric Krumpe Dean of Natural Sciences
B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Emory University
Douglas Luke Director of Academic Budgeting
B.S., Grambling State University; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; M.B.A., Ed.D, Texas A&M University
Andrea Martinez GEAR UP Coordinator
B.A., Meredith College; M.Ed., Georgia Southern University
Patricia P. McClellan Assistant Provost for Academic Administration
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University
Stephen J. McKellips Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
B.A., Marquette University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Deborah Miles  Director of the Center for Diversity Education
B.A., Hendrix College  
Stacey Millett Executive Director of the N.C. Center for Health and Wellness
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., Newhouse School of Communications; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management
Bonnie Parker Director of Study Abroad Programs
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., School for International Training
Rebecca Reeve Director of Research Programs
B.S., M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Alicia H. Shope Associate Registrar
B.S., North Carolina State University
Charlotte Smith University Grants Writer
B.S., Appalachian State University
Wiebke Strehl Dean of Humanities
B.A., Padagogische Hochschule Flensburg; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Deaver Traywick, Jr. Interim Senior Director of Student Success
B.A., Davidson College; M.F.A., University of South Carolina 
Gerard Voos Director of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education, and Sponsored Programs
B.S., University Kentucky; M.S.,Colorado State; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Marcus Webb Associate Director of Admissions
A.A., Young Harris College; B.A., Brevard College  
D. Cole Woodcox Director of COPLAC
B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art; M.Phil., D.Phil., University of Oxford

Student Affairs

William K. Haggard Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
B.M.E., Florida State University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ed.D., Florida State University
Vollie R. Barnwell Director of Housing and Student Life Operations
B.S. Mars Hill College
Eric S. Boyce Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety 
B. A., Winston-Salem State University; M.P.A., Appalachian State University
Jay Cutspec Director of Student Health and Counseling
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.H.A., Duke University
Melanie R. Fox Associate Dean of Students
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A. Western Carolina University 
Stephanie Franklin Director of Transition and Parent Programs 
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Western Carolina University
Jacquelyn Carr McHargue Dean of Students
B.S.W. Florida State University; M.Ed. Clemson University
Jill N. Moffitt Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs / Title IX Administrator
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., Ball State University; Ed.D., University of Vermont
Debra Schwartz Director of Campus Recreation
B.S., Old Dominion University; M.A., University of Maryland
Robert Straub Director of International Student Services
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A., Kent State University
Stan Sweeney Director of Highsmith Student Union
B.S., Central Missouri State University; M.S., Eastern Illinois University
David Weldon Director of Emergency Management
B.S., Western Carolina University  
Nancy A. Yeager Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Administration
B.S., Bucknell University; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Administration and Finance

John G. Pierce Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
B.S., Wake Forest University
Darlene Carrasquillo Director of Business Services
B.S., LaSalle University; M.B.A., Trident University
Josh Cavanaugh Payroll Manager
B.S., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A., M.B.A., Western Carolina University
Joy Flora  Budget and Auxiliary Administration Liaison 
B.S., Valparaiso University; M.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Western Carolina University  
Clayton Fogg, Jr. Director of Budget
B.S., University of South Alabama
Robin F. Gore Assistant Controller Financial Operations
B.A., Furman University; M.Acc., University of South Carolina
Mary E. Hall Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance; Controller
B.B.A., Georgia State University
Alexis Levenson Director of Student Accounts
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University
Sonia Marcus Director of Sustainability
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ohio University
Nicole Norian Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
A.A., Grand View College; B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., Drake University 
David F. Todd Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations
B.S., North Carolina State University

Athletics and University Enterprises

Janet R. Cone Senior Administrator for University Enterprises and Director of Athletics
B.A., Furman University; I.M.A., University of South Carolina
Betty Blose Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics / Annual Alumni Gifts Officer
B.S., M.S., James Madison University
Terri D. Brne    Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration and Operations
  Senior Women’s Adminstrator
B.S., Illinois State University, M Ed. Tarleton State University
Diane Buzzini Director of Event Sales and Marketing for University Enterprises
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
Cameron Clark Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
B.S., M.S., Catawba College
Michelle Demko Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
B.S., University of Maryland
Scott Friedholm Head Coach, Baseball
B.A., Providence College  
Lise Gregory Head Coach, Women’s Tennis
B.S., University of Miami
Breanne Hall Head Coach, Women’s Golf
B.S., University of Toledo
Brian Hand Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations
B.A., North Greenville University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Tom Hand Head Coach, Men’s Tennis
B.S., Louisiana State University
Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
B.A., M.A., Wake Forest University
Everett Knowles Facilities and Game Management
B.S., Western Carolina University
Elizabeth Lykins Head Coach, Women’s Swimming
B.S., College of Charleston, M.S., Georgia Southern University
Nicholas McDevitt Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Annette Medalie Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations and Finance
B.S., Syracuse University; M.S., Florida Atlantic University
Mathes Mennell Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.A.Ed., Loyola Marymount University
Rebecca Nelms Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Success
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Western Carolina University
Jesse Norman Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross Country
B.S., Western Carolina University; M.A.Ed, Western Carolina University
Frederico Santos Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville   
Erin Spence Director of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing
B.S., Indiana University; M.Ed., University of Arkansas
Harmon Turner Box Office Manager
B.S., Clemson University
Tim White Director of Sports Medicine
B.S., Cumberland University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Jeffrey D. Wilcox Faculty Athletic Representative
B.S., Hope College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison