Carol P. Tresolini
Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
Contact: Andrew Hunt
104 South Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000
As Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, Carol Tresolini provides administrative oversight for the academic support and public service units reporting to the Office of the Provost, which are the Ackland Art Museum, the American Indian Center, the Carolina Center for Public Service, the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (NC-HCAP and TRiO Programs), Carolina Seminars, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Institute of African-American Research, the Marine Sciences Program, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the NC Botanical Garden, the Partnerships in Aging Program, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, and World View. The Unified Business Center for Academic Initiatives provides business and HR support for these units. Tresolini also works with distance-learning initiatives and facilities planning initiatives.
Before joining the Provost’s Office, Tresolini was Associate Dean for Educational Development and Director of the Office of Educational Development in the UNC School of Medicine. In that role, she was responsible for faculty development, curriculum evaluation, the standardized patient program, student assessment initiatives, and programs for minority student recruitment and retention. Previous experience has been with the Pew Health Professions Commission, mental health and correctional institutions, schools, and social service agencies. A native of Pennsylvania, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Duke University, a master’s of education degree in Special Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Adult and Higher Education, also from Carolina.