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Elizabeth Hunter named Director of Admissions

Elizabeth Hunter
Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter has been named Director of Admissions at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

She brings more than 14 years of diverse admissions experience in higher education. She comes to UNCP from Duke University where she served as admissions and recruitment coordinator for the School of Nursing. She also worked in the undergraduate admissions office at N.C. State University.

“I am thrilled to begin this new role within the UNCP admissions team,” Hunter said. “It is easy to see everyone’s commitment to the university’s mission and values set forth by Chancellor Robin Cummings. I am excited to put those values to work in our office in order to bring in the best freshman class possible.”

Hunter joins the university during a record-breaking year for enrollment. This fall, UNCP shattered an eight-year mark when it welcomed 7,137 students to campus, a 14 percent increase compared with fall 2017.

“It’s exciting to be a part of this energy,” she said. “Also knowing that I am helping students who may be first-generation students is something I take pride in. I look forward to the opportunity to facilitate, foster and build a class of diverse students.

“I think what everybody says about UNCP is true, in that it feels like a family environment which helps build personal relationships. You get a private school feeling at a public school cost. It is hard to find those dynamics anywhere else.”

As a Scotland County native, Hunter said joining the Braves staff feels like a homecoming. Her father, Robert Bell, is a UNCP alumnus, and former member of the Master of Public Administration faculty.

Hunter holds a degree in psychology from Meredith College and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from N.C. State University. She worked as an admissions counselor at Meredith College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, where her mother, Debbie Bell, serves as Regional Director of Admissions. 

She served as assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at N.C. State from 2007 to 2016.  At Duke, she was in charge of recruiting graduate students to both the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia programs.

“Having worked in admissions at both private and public universities and colleges is an excellent asset for UNCP’s personalized approach,” Lois Williams, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment.

“She has extensive experience with territory management, event planning, and relationship building both with students and school administrators. We are beyond excited that she is joining the UNCP family.”

Hunter and her husband, Jeffery, have two children, Carmie and Will.