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President's Leadership Council

President Andy Feinstein convened the President's Leadership Council in the fall of 2018 with the charge to provide advice, perspective and insight on matters of broad institutional significance and to assist in the effective, responsive, and informed leadership of UNC. 

During the 2019-2010 academic year, the Leadership Council also served as the steering committee that developed the University's Vision: Rowing, Not Drifting: 2030.


  • President Andy Feinstein (co-chair)
  • Interim Provost & Chief Academic Officer Lisa Vollendorf (co-chair)  
  • Student Body President Enrique Benavidez
  • Assistant Professor of Viola Vijay Chalasani 
  • Interim Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications & Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Lyndsey Crum 
  • Athletic Director Darren Dunn
  • Monfort College of Business Dean Sher Gibbs 
  • Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Tobias Guzmán 
  • Vice President, University Advancement Allie Steg Haskett
  • Vice President, Student Affairs Cedric Howard 
  • Faculty Senate Chair Oscar Levin 
  • Chief of Staff Dan Maxey 
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Michelle Quinn 
  • Executive Assistant to the President Lori Riley
  • Vice President & General Counsel Dan Satriana 
  • Professional Administrative Staff Council Chair Kendra Schneider 
  • Classified Staff Council Chair Roni Secord 
  • Interim Chief Information Officer Brad Sharp
  • Graduate Student Association Director David Shimokawa 

Steering Committee Charge

The President’s Leadership Council (PLC) is charged with seeking extensive input from internal and external stakeholders and developing a draft 10-year vision and goals for consideration by the Board of Trustees.

The PLC should work with co-chairs President Andy Feinstein and Provost Mark Anderson to engage campus and external stakeholders in substantive discussions about UNC’s future, seeking diverse input and broad perspective. The council should be mindful of the changing landscape for higher education and work to build on UNC’s strengths and areas of promise. 

As the planning steering committee, the PLC is responsible for fulfilling the leadership expectations that were established at the council’s inception.    

PLC Leadership Expectations

As Council members, we have shared leadership expectations that guide our work at all times — as we work alone, with others on and off campus, and as the Council. Our leadership is based on relationships; we provide constructive support for each other and for the University. Although this leadership encompasses more than a simple list of behaviors, the following core expectations and responsibilities guide us in our work:

  • We fulfill our sole responsibility to bring our perspectives and best ideas to issues of importance for the good of UNC, recognizing that there will be times when our individual opinions do not prevail, and compromises are made for the benefit of UNC.  
  • We repeatedly affirm among ourselves that diversity of thought, dissent, and alternative ideas are valued and encouraged, respectfully approaching each other as equal-status peers without deferring to perceived seniority or authority.  
  • We work together to maintain positive individual and group relationships during and between meetings, striving not only to understand others’ perspectives, but also to be sensitive to the challenges they face.  
  • We share responsibility for proposing important issues for the Council agenda, come to meetings prepared for substantive discussion that efficiently facilitates productive outcomes, and participate forthrightly in deliberations about all topics, ensuring that every topic of consideration is owned by each and all of us.  
  • We take responsibility for distinguishing when ideas, opinions, or conclusions should be shared only within the Council, maintain appropriate confidentiality, and recuse ourselves from discussions that present unavoidable conflicts of interest.  
  • We actively communicate with members of campus, both sharing information and seeking input, about the Council’s work to address matters of broad institutional significance.