Chief Financial Officer Leaves for UNC System

Jonathan Pruitt

Jonathan Pruitt

Jonathan Pruitt, vice chancellor for finance and operations, is leaving Carolina after two and a half years to return to the UNC System as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1.

Pruitt joined the University in January 2018, he worked for the system for 11 years, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

At Carolina, Pruitt led campuswide financial planning and budgeting; treasury and risk management; facilities planning, construction and operations; real estate development; purchasing; public safety; campus enterprises; environment health and safety; and energy services.

Pruitt developed a new University budgeting process to improve financial transparency and decision-making. He was a member of the chancellor’s leadership team during one of UNC’s most challenging times, the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about the search to identify Pruitt’s successor is expected to be available soon.


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