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An administrator experienced in working with students at several Northeastern universities has been tapped to be UNC’s new vice chancellor for student affairs.
Margaret Jablonski, who has served for nearly three years as dean of campus life at Brown University, was approved by UNC’s Board of Trustees on May 27. She is scheduled to begin work at UNC on Aug. 19.
The hiring of Jablonski concluded a second full search to fill the position following the resignation of Susan Kitchen in 2002. The first search ended in October 2003 when Chancellor James Moeser and Provost Robert Shelton decided that none of the three finalists from that search met all of the criteria.
This vice chancellor position presides over the Division of Student Affairs and supervises about 300 employees; the division is responsible for enhancing every aspect of student life outside the classroom. Dean Bresciani, who had been associate vice chancellor for student services for the previous five years, had served as interim vice chancellor since mid-2002. He recently accepted the position of vice president of student affairs at Texas A&M University.
At Brown, Jablonski oversees numerous support services for student life, including residence life, diversity initiatives and judicial areas. In addition to her administration duties, Jablonski also taught a freshman seminar and oversaw the disbursement of grant money.
Before joining Brown, she held positions at several universities in the Northeast, including the University of Connecticut, where she was vice chancellor for student affairs; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was associate dean of undergraduate education and student affairs; and Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Boston University; and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she also was a visiting professor.
Jablonski serves as editor of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Journal. She received a doctorate from Boston University and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
This appointment ends all searches at UNC to fill vacant vice chancellor positions.