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Dean's Office

Barbara RimerBarbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-3215
brimer@unc.edu

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, accreditation, service and outreach, fundraising, and planning and evaluation
  • Responsible for annual budget submission and other critical activities
  • Oversees hiring of new chairs, mentoring and chairs’ reviews
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Member of the Provost’s Deans’ Council
  • Champions and represents the School around the University, state and world
  • Currently, also chair of President’s Cancer Panel
  • Read Dean Rimer’s Blog, “Monday Morning”, here

Taya Jackson Scott

Taya Jackson-Scott, EdD
Vice Dean
138 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-3215
t.jacksonscott@unc.edu

  • Oversees Strategic Planning
  • Provides leadership to key efforts affecting many parts of the School
  • Oversees selected SPH units (Finance; Human Resources; Instructional and Information Systems; Strategic Analysis and Business Intelligence)
  • Represents the dean and the Gillings School on various internal and external committees

Elizabeth French, MA
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
131 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-9208
eafrench@unc.edu

  • Works across School to help plan, guide, implement and communicate major initiatives, collaborations and partnerships that transcend academic and administrative units
  • Manages programs and coordinates new initiatives, including SPH2020, the Gillings School’s strategic plan. Plays key role on new SPH2020 task forces
  • Facilitates committee management and nominations of SPH faculty and staff for key University and School-wide awards
  • Develops agendas for key leadership groups including Dean’s Council
  • Member, Dean’s Council, Coordination Group, Operations Committee, Practice Advisory Committee

Angelica Figueroa
Manager
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 843-0908
amfiguer@email.unc.edu

  • Manages Dean’s Office daily operations
  • Addresses general queries for Dean’s Office
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Dean’s Office committees, high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Pamela Lee, MA
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
269B Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-4477
pjlee@email.unc.edu

  • Coordinates and manages large scale, data-driven higher education projects, including planning and background research for key activities

Yasemin Garber

Yasemin Garber
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 843-8099
ygarb@email.unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the senior associate dean for academic and student affairs
  • Addresses general queries for Academic Affairs
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Academic Affairs committees, high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Grace Croitoru
Administrative Assistant
171 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 445-0878
gracenc@email.unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the dean
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Yasmin Hill
Administrative Assistant
171 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-3215
yasminh@email.unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for vice dean
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Chrisana Hughes
Administrative Assistant
171 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-0279
chrisana@email.unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the assistant dean for inclusive excellence and the assistant dean for strategic initiatives
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Lisa Warren
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-9761
lcwarren@email.unc.edu

  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities of the Coordination Group, and other committees
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team