Our people

School Leadership
HPM faculty group shot
Dean’s Office

Dean Barbara Rimer talks to Gillings School of Public Health Students


SPH-level Boards and Committees

Individuals committed to the School’s mission and to public health across North Carolina and the world serve on our volunteer boards and many School committees. The volunteers on these boards possess a wealth of experience and knowledge in public health, business and leadership.

  • Chairs Committee and Communications
  • The Dean’s Council, comprising department chairs, deans and directors from throughout the School, provides oversight and management of day-to-day operations such as administration, academics, research, service, communications, technology and external affairs.
  • The Alumni Association Board helps keep our nearly 18,000 alumni connected to the School, students, faculty, and staff through communications and social and professional development events and activities.
  • The School of Public Health Advisory Council provides strategic input, advice and feedback to the School’s leadership. The Board of Directors of the Public Health Foundation provides fiduciary oversight to the assets of the nonprofit foundation that manages the School’s charitable gifts.
  • The External Advisory Council advices SPH leaders about current and future directions for our academic and research programs; identify potential academic concerns and issues and provide advice on best practices; and provide perspective regarding how other schools of public health handle issues such as faculty governance, indirect costs, global health and centers.