Faces of UNC Asheville

Dr. Mary K. Grant joined UNC Asheville as the seventh chancellor in January 2015, after serving for 12 years as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). During her first year, she established UNC Asheville as a center for creative entrepreneurship in the city and... Read More

Chancellor
Mary K.
Grant

Heather Parlier joined the staff of UNC Asheville as Associate General Counsel in August 2013 and became University General Counsel in April 2014.  Prior to joining UNC Asheville, she worked in the Office of General... Read More

General Counsel
Heather
Parlier

Joseph R. Urgo, a senior fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, joined UNC Asheville as interim provost in July, 2014 and was appointed as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in April, 2015.

From 2013 until July 2014, he worked with Bill Spellman... Read More

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Joseph
Urgo

Elizabeth “Buffy” Bagwell brings thirty years of experience in the field of North Carolina higher education to her role as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Executive Director of the UNC Asheville Foundation, including twelve years of senior-level leadership and eight... Read More

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Elizabeth "Buffy"
Bagwell

Janet Cone joined UNC Asheville as Athletics Director in April 2004. Previously, she served as Associate Athletics Director at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Samford, which has 4,500 students, competes at the NCAA Division I level and offers 17 men's and women's sports.

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Senior Administrator for University Enterprises & Athletics Director
Janet
Cone

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.... Read More

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Bill
Haggard

John G. Pierce joined UNC Asheville as Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance in August 2008. Pierce comes to the position with more than 20 years of chief financial officer experience.

Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Sonopress (now Arvato... Read More

Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
John G.
Pierce