Chancellor

Staff

Chancellor 

Dr. Robin G. CummingsDr. Robin G. Cummings

Chancellor 

Email: chancellor@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4471

Professional Staff

Dan KenneyDan Kenney 

Chief of Staff

Email: daniel.kenney@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6201

Dan KenneyDan Kenney 

Chief of Staff  

Dan Kenney has been the chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor since 2012.  Prior to 2012, he worked in Athletics at UNC Pembroke, first as a coach, then as athletic director for many years.  He earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from East Carolina University.

As chief of staff, he collaborates daily with members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and other university constituents, serves on several committees and plays a key role in university planning and reporting.  He represents the chancellor at community and university functions when the chancellor cannot attend and serves as an advisor to the chancellor and senior administrators.  Mr. Kenney also directs the professional staff that reports directly to the chancellor and is an active representative of UNC Pembroke in numerous organizations and events throughout the area.

VacantVacant 

Special Assistant for Constituent Relations 

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VacantVacant 

Special Assistant for Constituent Relations 

 

Justin S. SmithJustin S. Smith

Assistant to the Chancellor for Communications and Research

Email: justin.smith@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4201

Justin S. SmithJustin S. Smith 

Assistant to the Chancellor for Communications and Research 

Justin Smith joined the Chancellor’s Office in December 2015, bringing professional experience in journalism, higher education, economic development and politics. He earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and mass communication from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration from UNC Wilmington.

Mr. Smith is responsible for overseeing communication between the Chancellor and stakeholders through speeches, editorials, social media and other correspondence. In his role, Mr. Smith also ensures the Chancellor is properly briefed and prepared for all engagements and meetings. 

 

Marla LocklearMarla Locklear 

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor 

Email: marla.locklear@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4471

Marla Locklear 

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor 

Marla Locklear has worked for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1987, and for the Office of the Chancellor since 2012. She is the primary support person to the chancellor, managing the executive calendar and arranging travel. She also oversees budget requests, including financial transfers, purchases and p-card allocation and serves as the primary point of contact for the office, both greeting and directing visitors and handling phone inquiries. She graduated from UNC Pembroke with a degree in sociology.

General Counsel

Joshua MalcolmJoshua Malcolm 

General Counsel 

Email: joshua.malcolm@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4336

Joshua MalcolmJoshua Malcolm 

General Counsel 

(Bio coming soon)

Vice Chancellors

Dr. Zoe LocklearDr. Zoe Locklear

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Email: zoe.locklear@uncp.edu
Phone: 910-521-6224

Dr. Zoe LocklearDr. Zoe Locklear

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Bio coming soon.

Carlton Spellman imageCarlton Spellman

Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Email: carlton.spellman@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6209

Carlton Spellman imageCarlton Spellman

Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Lisa Schaeffer imageDr. Lisa Schaeffer

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Email: lisa.schaeffer@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6175

Lisa Schaeffer image

Dr. Lisa Schaeffer

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Biosketch coming soon. 

Wendy LoweryWendy Lowery 

Vice Chancellor for Advancement 

Email: wendy.lowery@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6184

Wendy LoweryWendy Lowery 

Vice Chancellor for Advancement 

Wendy Lowery has directed UNC Pembroke’s Advancement team since 2011, which includes not only the university’s development staff, but also its Office of Communications and Marketing and the Givens Performance Arts Center. Previously at Fayetteville State University, Wendy has worked for 15 years in the field of development. 

She earned her Master of Public Administration from UNC Pembroke. As vice chancellor for Advancement, Ms. Lowery cultivates relationships with alumni, donors and friends to help advance the institution and ensures that the UNC Pembroke brand is widely known.

Directors

Joanna WarnerJoanna Warner

Interim Executive Director, Communications and Marketing 

Email: joanna.warner@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4587

Joanna WarnerJoanna Warner

Interim Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Dick ChristyDick Christy

Director of Athletics

Email: dick.christy@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6560

Dick ChristyDick Christy

Director of Athletics

Dick Christy joined the UNC Pembroke team in May 2013, after having worked in athletics for 17 years—most recently at North Carolina State University as Associate Athletic Director for External Relations. He earned his Master of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from NC State.

At UNC Pembroke Dick is responsible for 16 intercollegiate NCAA Division II sports, eight men’s and eight women’s, and almost 500 student-athletes. His complete profile appears here: http://www.uncpbraves.com/information/directory/bios/Christy_Dick

Kelley HortonKelley Horton 

Chief Audit Officer 

Email: kelley.horton@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4403

Office of Internal Audit

Kelley HortonKelley Horton 

Chief Audit Officer 

Kelley Horton became UNC Pembroke’s Chief Audit Officer in September 2012 after several years working for the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor.  She earned her degree in business with a concentration in accounting from Campbell University. 

As Chief Audit Officer, she reports functionally to the UNC Pembroke Board of Trustees and administratively to the chancellor.  Her role is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve UNCP’s operations.  She also conducts annual planned audits and reviews and assists management with advisory and investigative requests.

Ronette Sutton GerberRonette Sutton Gerber

Director, Title IX and Clery Act Compliance

Email: ronette.gerber@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6281

Title IX and Clery Compliance

Ronette Sutton GerberRonette Sutton Gerber

Director, Title IX and Clery Act Compliance

Ronette Gerber became the director of Title IX and Clery compliance at UNC Pembroke in 2014. Prior to this position, she served the university as the associate general counsel. She practiced law privately for ten years before coming to UNCP. She earned a Master of Public Administration and her Juris Doctor from UNC Chapel Hill.

Ms. Sutton is responsible for the administration of policies, procedures and data collection to ensure UNCP's compliance with Title IX federal law regarding sex discrimination from full participation in education programs and the Clery Act, which encompasses disclosure of campus security policy and crime statistics.