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 Dean of Students, Residential Education, Citizenship Education, Highsmith Student Union, Housing and Dining Services, the Student Health and Counseling Center, Campus Recreation, Student Crisis Management, Multicultural Affairs, Transition and Parent Programs, International Student Services, and Public Safety.
Dr. Haggard is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences and a guest lecturer on topics related to student conduct administration, sexual assault prevention and response, and crisis management. He has served as the chair of the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community for NASPA, Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. He also serves as a member of the board for the Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education at Florida State University. He holds a doctorate in higher education administration 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 Administrative Board of the Haywood Street Congregation, a homeless ministry in Asheville (past chair), and the Rotary Club of Asheville Board (past president).
He and his wife, Linda, have two grown daughters.