Gillings School Directory

Jonathan Earnest, MA, CHC

Jonathan Earnest

Jonathan Earnest, MA, CHC

Director of Admissions
Student Affairs
  • 260 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7400
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Jonathan Earnest came to UNC in 2013 and served as assistant director for Upward Bound and then director of TRIO Programs before coming to the Gillings School in 2017. He first joined the Department of Nutrition as their first academic coordinator and was then promoted to lead academic coordinator as part of the schoolwide student affairs ecosystem in 2019. He was named director of admissions in 2022.


Health Coach Certification, (Physical Activity Guidance, Nutritional Education, & Behavior Change), American Council on Exercise, 2017

MA, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of South Florida, 2012

BS, Business Administration (Concentration: Human Resources Management), University of Central Florida, 2007

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