Dec. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
Dec. 5, 2017
Min Yang ’15 has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. The innovative master’s degree program...Read More
A UNC alumnus is one of two people chosen by the University to fill top positions in student affairs.
Jonathan Sauls ’94, who also earned his law degree from UNC in 1997, is Carolina’s new dean of students. Sauls had served as interim dean of students since last year. He came to Carolina in 2005 as assistant dean of students and a judicial programs officer after working in private practice.
Also, Bettina Shuford, assistant vice president of student affairs at Bowling Green State University, has been named associate vice chancellor of student affairs, effective April 4. Shuford, with more than 20 years of experience in student affairs administration, takes on the position previously held by Winston Crisp’92 (JD), who became vice chancellor for student affairs in early 2010.
Sauls said he wants to focus on the Greek system by making resources more readily available to sororities and fraternities and by improving communication between UNC officials and students in the Greek system. He also wants to focus more attention on needs of graduate and professional students.
“One-third of the campus is made up of graduate and professional students,” Sauls said. “They have different needs, like having a family, living off campus and being employed while going to school here.”
Shuford, whose bachelor’s degree is from N.C. Central University, has a master’s from UNC Greensboro, where she also was assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs and director of minority student affairs from 1988 to 1993. She has a doctorate from Bowling Green.