Meet our Senior Staff

  • Chancellor

    UNC Asheville's eighth Chancellor, Dr. Nancy J. Cable, is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula. She has a B.A. from Marietta College, an M.A. from... Read More
  • Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Garikai Campbell joined UNC Asheville as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs in June 2019. Prior to joining UNC Asheville, Campbell was provost and dean at Knox College. He also previously served as provost and senior vice president for... Read More
  • Chief of Staff

    Shannon Earle joined the Chancellor’s Office as Chief of Staff in June of 2016, having previously served as Assistant Provost of Admissions and Financial Aid since 2011. In her former role, Earle oversaw enrollment and financial aid services for all new... Read More
  • Senior Administrator for University Enterprises & Athletics Director

    Janet R. Cone, who has served as UNC Asheville's Director of Athletics since 2004, is the only woman currently serving on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee that selects and seeds the teams for March Madness. She was one of just 28 Directors... Read More
  • 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... Read More
  • Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

    John G. Pierce joined UNC Asheville as Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance in August 2008. Pierce has 30 years of chief financial officer experience.  Since being at UNC Asheville, John has been instrumental in the acquisition of over... Read More
  • Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Communication & Marketing

    Sarah Broberg has 20 years of experience providing strategic corporate consultancy services to clients in the United States and across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the Gulf region. Her award-winning approach to corporate communications... Read More
  • Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Information Management

    Michael Gass has 30 years of teaching and administrative experience at higher education institutions and state higher education agencies, primarily in information technology and institutional research. Dr. Gass held faculty positions teaching philosophy... Read More
  • Interim Chief Advancement Officer

  • Executive Director of Community Engagement

    Dr. Darin J. Waters is an Assistant Professor of History and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he teaches courses in American history, North Carolina History,... Read More

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