Office Directory

Executive Team

Joan F. Lorden, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Cato 225 704-687-5962

Lee Gray, Ph.D.

Interim Senior Associate Provost
Cato 240 704-687-5737

Leslie Zenk, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost
Cato 218 704-687-5766

Shannon Homesley

Executive Assistant to the Provost
Cato 226 704-687-5962

Kathy Hunter

Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Provost
Cato 241 704-687-5739

Office of the Provost

PJ Frick

Catalog Editor
Cato 220 704-687-5718

Contact me about:

  • Undergraduate Catalog
  • Graduate Catalog

Jen Knight

Program Coordinator & Web Content Manager
Cato 219 704-687-8054

Contact me about:

  • Teaching Excellence Awards 
  • Student Success Working Group
  • Commencement - Student Marshals
  • Provost/Office of Academic Affairs website

Zahra Nwabara

Administrative Support Specialist
Cato 210W2 704-687-5716

Donia Schauble

Director of Academic and Research Space
Cameron 188 704-687-6059

Michelle Srubar Howell

Academic Facilities Operations Coordinator
Cameron 187 704-687-5944

Matthew Wyse

Faculty Governance Assistant
Cato 223 704-687-5719

Contact me about:

  • Curriculog
  • Faculty Governance

Academic Budget

Holly Durham

Associate Provost for Academic Budget
Cato 246 704-687-5774

Monica Labrada

Assistant Budget Director
Cato 247 704-687-5521

Contact me about:

  • Budget Planning and Modeling
  • Budget Call Process
  • Fee Requests Process (all categories; new and existing)
  • Budget policy and procedures guidance (allowable uses, all funds)

Tonya McMannen

Budget Manager
Cato 249 704-687-5772

Contact me about:

  • Budget transfers (all fund types; Perm and One-time; Summer Receipts)
  • Faculty Startups—commitments made
  • EPAF faculty special pays (FT only)
  • Lapse Salary Reports (EHRA, SHRA)
  • Financial Transaction (FTR) approvals
  • Faculty Research Grants (FRG) budgets and fund set-ups
  • SHRA Lapsed Salary Requests
  • Staff (EHRA/SHRA) NinerTalent Position Modifications

Danny Zeidan

Special Projects Assistant
Cato 251 704-687-5242

Contact me about:

  • Ad hoc projects.
  • Serves as the admin assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Budget.
  • Maintains research maintenance contracts.
  • AB&P webpage management.
  • Interim AB&P Malibu superuser.
  • Manages AB&P's New Administrator Orientation.
  • Managers the Business Officers Meetings, the BO Deadlines Workbook, and the BO Toolkit.
  • Manages AAB's onboarding process.
  • Onboards, trains, and supervises AB&P GA hires.
  • NinerTalent approver.

Samuel Stewart

Budget Support Specialist
Cato 252 704-687-0913

Contact me about:

  • EPAF faculty special pays (FT only)
  • Archibus Approvals
  • eGA Approvals
  • Tuition Waiver Requests
  • SHRA Lapsed Salary Requests
  • Chartwell Requests


Business Systems and Reporting Analyst

Contact me about:

  • College Profiles, Quarterly Spend, and Tableau Reports
  • Other reporting services (budget and faculty personnel)
  • Faculty list requests (annual and ad hoc events)

Academic Personnel

Tiffani McCain

Assistant Personnel Director / Faculty Personnel Manager
Cato 242 704-687-5773

Contact me about:

  • FT Faculty recruiting and hiring policies and procedures
  • Reappointment, promotion, and tenure (all faculty ranks)
  • New Administrator appointments and internal promotions
  • Non-tenured Faculty Contract Renewals
  • Academic Affairs Personnel administration
  • Salary administration (annual raise process, off-cycle from ARP)

Tangia Betterson

Business Officer
Cato 231 704-687-5771

Contact me about:

  • General operating and personnel management support to colleges and services units
  • Report generation and analysis
  • Full-time faculty position modification via PD7 management
  • Records management
  • Faculty service retirements
  • Faculty Emeritus retirements
  • Faculty separations

Franci Hamilton

University Program Specialist and Part-Time Faculty Coordinator
Cato 234 704-687-5776

Contact me about:

  • PT Faculty hiring procedures and policies (all terms)
  • PT Faculty NinerTalent Position Postings
  • PT Faculty EPAF and PD-7 payroll processing
  • EPAF “Approver” access requests (faculty actions only)
  • 800# ID creation and activation
  • Faculty/Instructor “Role” access (Banner)
  • Transcripts Status (all faculty) – missing or contingent
  • SACS Program Verifications—“highest degree earned”
  • AA-21 Forms—“Exception to Criteria for Accreditation”

Keisha Simms

Business Services Coordinator
Cato 232 704-687-5777

Contact me about:

  • Faculty Retirement and Emeritus Actions
  • Faculty Recruitment- Moving Allowances
  • Faculty Resignations
  • Dual Employment Certification CP-30 Processing
  • Leave Requests for Faculty (FML, RoD, Personal)
  • Part-time Faculty Hires as “Unpaid”


HR Specialist

Contact me about:

  • Faculty recruitment review and approvals/Niner Talent (all colleges, effective October 2019) 
  • CUPA and UNC System Office faculty salary range data 
  • Staff position modification / org change consults
  • Business Officer/Teams Training, Tools, etc.
  • AABP Website updates/corrections/issues

David Keith Williams

Administrative Support Specialist
Cato 236 704-687-5898

Contact me about:

  • Faculty Criminal Background Checks
  • Faculty Education Updates
  • Faculty Teaching Experience Verification
  • Routing of all AABP mail and forms, including those requiring division signature
  • Faculty Duty Station Attestations
  • Faculty Files