Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs includes (l-r) Natiaya Neal, Business Services Manager; Johnston King, Admissions Coordinator; Charletta Sims Evans, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Trinnette Cooper, Coordinator for Diversity Programs and Recruitment; Gregory Bocchino, Director of Student Services; and Amy Blackburn, Senior Assistant Director for Career Services.
Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs!
"We aim to enhance student development by providing a supportive and safe environment in which students can achieve academic, social and professional success."
Charletta Sims Evans, MEd
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides an array of services and resources to prospective, admitted and current students. We aim to enhance student development by providing a supportive and safe environment in which students can achieve academic, social and professional success.

We coordinate major schoolwide programs such as orientations, a student activities fair, a career and internship fair, and professional development workshops. OSA works to recruit excellent students; coordinates diversity outreach programs to expose high school, undergraduate students and professionals to the field of public health; and offers career services for current students and recent alumni.

Getting involved is easy at the Gillings School. We have more than 20 active student organizations. These organizations focus on global issues, diversity initiatives, community advocacy and healthy lifestyles. Our student organizations sponsor educational, philanthropic and just-plain-fun events including:

  • Gillings X, a series of TEDx-like talks by students about global health issues;
  • The Gillings Games, a fall mini-Olympics that allow students to get acquainted while exercising together;
  • Hunger Lunches, once-monthly meals of rice, beans and bread, the sale of which benefits the UNC chapter of Nourish International; and
  • Journal clubs, lectures and tailgating socials, among other events.

We also want to make sure students excel in the classroom. OSA coordinates the Academic Enrichment Program (PDF), which aims to provide quality academic support in a group setting for students experiencing difficulty in entry-level biostatistics and epidemiology courses. We are dedicated to enhancing student development by providing a safe, supportive environment in which students can achieve academic, social and professional success.

Keep up with all that’s going on through our Events and Announcements page. Enrolled students also will receive weekly reminders of news, announcements and relevant deadlines for the school and campus through an emailed newsletter called OSA Weekly.

Our Office

Charletta Sims Evans
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
263-B Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-2499
sph-osa@unc.edu

  • Academic Enrichment Program
  • Advocacy on behalf of students
  • Early Intervention Network
  • Schoolwide Awards Committee
  • Support of student groups and training

Gregory Bocchino
Director, Student Services
263-A Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-0064
bocchino@unc.edu

  • Academic advising
  • Career Services
  • Connecting students to additional resources
  • Orientation and commencement
  • Undergraduate admissions process

Natiaya Neal
Business Services Manager
263 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-2499
sph-osa@unc.edu

  • Room reservations
  • Office operations and student workers
  • Coordination of BSPH Open House and Graduate Open House
  • General student questions
  • Website content management
  • Weekly student e-newsletter

cooper_trinnetteTrinnette Cooper
Coordinator for Diversity Programs and Recruitment
263-E Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-5294
sph-osa@unc.edu

  • Leadership for diversity programs and recruitment
  • Recruiting and outreach
  • Collaborates with SPH leaders and staff on the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Prospective student inquiries

Amy Blackburn
Sr. Assistant Director for Career Services
263-D Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-9139
sph-career@unc.edu

  • Career counseling and job search support
  • Programming and career fair management
  • Employer development

Johnston King Admissions Coordinator
263 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-2499
sph-osa@unc.edu

  • School SOPHAS representative
  • Coordination of BSPH Open House and Graduate Open House
  • Managing the Gillings Program Search (GPS) Tool
  • General admissions/application questions
Poster Printer

The poster printer is available 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Come to 263 Rosenau Hall to sign up for a 30-minute session.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located in 204 Rosenau Hall. Contact Brent Wishart at (919) 843-8101 if you have any questions.

Rooms, AV Equipment

Visit the Room and AV Reservations page for help with booking a room or reserving multimedia equipment.