Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Bill Haggard joined UNC Asheville as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in July 2006. Dr. Haggard came to UNC Asheville from Western Carolina University, where he had served for nine years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and for five years as Dean for Student Development. Earlier in his career, Haggard served as Assistant Dean of Students at Florida State University and Director of Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Clearwater, F.L.
At UNC Asheville, Dr. Haggard leads the Student Affairs division, which includes Residential Education, Citizenship Education, the Student Activities and Integrated Learning program, housing and dining services, the Student Health and Counseling centers, Highsmith University Union and the Campus Recreation program.
Dr. Haggard is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences on topics related to student judicial affairs and campus collaboration. He holds a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Haggard is active in civic life and has served on a number of boards, including the Harris Regional Medical Center Bioethics Committee, the Jackson County Domestic Violence Task Force, the Jackson County School Board Community Communications Network, the Sylva Partners in Renewal, the State Employees Credit Union Advisory Board, the Smoky Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Executive Committee and the Sylva Rotary Club.
He and his wife, Linda, have twin daughters.
Location: 237 Highsmith University Union, Phone: 828.251.6474