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Tiffany Farina, CRA, CFRA

Tiffany Farina, CRA, CFRA

Interim Associate Dean for Finance and Business
Finance Office
  • 135 Dauer Drive
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tiffany Farina is the interim associate dean for finance and business with more than 10 years of experience in higher education administration and leadership. She has a passion for creating inclusive, affordable, and accessible educational experiences. Tiffany has a successful track record in both education and industry where she has extensive experience collaborating across functional areas to address emerging challenges and dynamic needs. At the University of New Hampshire, Tiffany developed a campus-wide reporting strategy that helped principal investigators manage their research portfolios in a timely, compliant manner. And at Liberty Mutual, Tiffany supported the nationwide rollout of a workforce management solution to improve productivity and efficiency for over 4,000 claims adjusters. Tiffany is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at North Carolina State University. As a New Hampshire native, she is thankful to live in a state where the climate is amenable to year-round outdoor living. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, exploring our beautiful state.

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Lead accountant for Gillings and the Public Health Foundation

- Budget planning, management and reporting

- Financial and budgetary policy development and implementation

- Audit and compliance

- Financial communications

- Gillings financial representative on campus committees


EdD, Community College Leadership, North Carolina State University, 2024

MS, Accounting, Plymouth State University, 2017

CRA, Certified Research Administrator, Research Administrators Certification Council, 2017

CFA, Certified Financial Research Administrator, Research Administrators Certification Council, 2017

CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, 2004

BS, Management, Keene State College, 2001

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