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

Mary K.

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

Shannon Earle joined the Chancellor’s Office as Chief of Staff in June of 2016. No stranger to UNCA, she previously served as Assistant Provost of Admissions and Financial Aid since 2011.  In her former role, Shannon oversaw enrollment and financial aid services for all new, continuing and... Read More

Chief of Staff

Carla Willis brings to UNC Asheville an impressive track record of success in higher education advancement. She comes to UNC Asheville from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where she served as vice president for institutional advancement and president of the university foundation. In her... Read More

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

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

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

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.

Clifton Williams joined the Office of General Counsel in September of 2014. Previously, Mr. Williams served as the University Records Officer for NC State University from 2010 until 2014. Prior to his work at NC State, Mr.... Read More

Interim General Counsel