Business and Administration at the Gillings School

The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s business and administration mission is to be a positive catalyst for managing the resources necessary to allow the School to achieve excellence in fulfillment of its mission and goals.

Areas of Operation

Strategic Analysis and Business Intelligence

The School’s business intelligence group covers a broad category of work done at the school to assist with decision making and planning in areas such as admissions, financial aid, curriculum, enrollment management, staffing, finance, facilities and alumni relations. Our staff collect, analyze, report, and warehouse quantitative and qualitative data about students, faculty, staff, curriculum, course offerings and learning outcomes. Business Intelligence is also the main resource for collecting and reporting information to government bodies.

Facilities

The School’s facilities office oversees the maintenance of our buildings and rooms, construction and renovation projects, space planning, facilities based event planning and emergency/disaster preparedness.

Finance

The mission of the School’s finance office is to oversee budget planning, management and reporting and to lead financial policy development and implementation on behalf of the School. We serve as an adviser to School personnel on compliance matters and as a liaison between the School and auditors (internal and external). We also serve as the liaison between the School and various offices around campus (Provost’s Office, Budget Office, Office of University Counsel, Internal Audit, as well as other UNC-Chapel Hill offices) on finance and compliance-related issues. The Finance Office directly manages financials for the central School units (CAUs) and the Public Health Foundation.

Human Resources

The mission of the School’s human resources (HR) office is to provide counsel and guidance and to lead initiatives on behalf of the School. We serve as an adviser to School personnel on HR policies, procedures and systems including Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT); recruitment and hiring; performance management; employee relations; as well as many other areas. We also serve as the liaison between the School and various offices around campus (Provost’s Office, Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of University Counsel, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as other UNC-Chapel Hill offices) on personnel issues.

Information Technology

Need AV equipment? Need help developing an online course? Need a fix for your laptop? Need to create a new website? Instructional and Information Systems (IIS) can help. IIS provides core information technology support for public health faculty, staff and students. We collaborate with technology partners inside the Gillings School and across campus to ensure that our School is getting the best from technology.

Contact Us

Todd Nicolet, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Administration
135 Dauer Drive
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 843-8099

  • Business and Administrative Operations
  • Data/Metric Reporting
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Instructional and Information Systems
  • SPH Facilities

Adriana Shepherd
Business Services Coordinator
135 Dauer Drive
208 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 962-3150

  • Cross-functional business & administration support
  • Finance/ERP Training & Helpdesk Support
  • Human Resources Backup
  • Data & Metrics Reporting
  • IIS Systems Access
  • Web Content Management