Carla Willis joined UNC Asheville as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement in August 2016. Willis has an impressive track record of success in higher education advancement.
Willis served as vice president for institutional advancement and president of the university foundation at Kean University, and also served in leadership advancement roles at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Florida A&M University. Willis has also held progressively responsible positions in advancement at the University of Michigan, the University of Toledo, and the University of Missouri.
Willis is a sought-after public speaker on advancement related topics and is active in numerous international and national professional organizations including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).