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Academic Affairs

Marsha Pollard

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed to ensuring excellence and relevancy in its academic offerings, and to providing its students with a high-quality education that is accessible, affordable, and empowers them to pursue lifelong learning, prepares them for professional success, and promotes the development of socially responsible citizens and leaders.

At UNCP, we understand the importance of a liberal arts education in promoting analytical reasoning, communication skills, creativity, metacognition, problem-solving abilities, and a strong sense of social responsibility, which are all instrumental in preparing our students for academic, career, and life success. We also acknowledge the need for professional programs that are aligned with workforce demand to prepare our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow and that contribute to community and economic development in the state of North Carolina.

UNCP’s distinctive commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education is also one that seeks to cultivate a diverse community of learning, imagination, and discovery. This commitment to diversity is central to our mission, and the Office of the Provost is firmly committed to fostering a creative and supportive academic environment for all students. After all, grounded in the core of an academic institution is the obligation to see to it that the greatest variety of perspectives are brought to bear on the pressing challenges and opportunities of our time. 

Our exceedingly talented and qualified faculty are firmly committed to providing impactful and transformative learning experiences for our students, and our entire community holds steadfast to promoting inclusive excellence and the social mobility of our students at UNC Pembroke.


Marsha A. Pollard, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs