President of the College
Jo Allen '80, 919-760-8511
As the chief executive officer of Meredith College, the President coordinates all administrative and educational areas of the College and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the management, supervision, and governance of the institution. The President leads the College, serves as the College’s official representative, and oversees the implementation of all Board policies and communication with the Board on issues related to policy-making and fiduciary functions. The Office of the President is located on the second floor of Johnson Hall.
Vice Presidents for Academic Programs
Denise Rotondo, Senior Vice President for Academic Adminstration, 919-760-8514
Liz Wolfinger, Vice President for Academic Planning and Programs, 919-760-8514
The vice presidents for academic programs supervise the academic programs of the College and are available to assist in matters relating to instruction. The vice presidents for academic programs are responsible for supporting both student and faculty in their academic and intellectual work, which is the focus of our learning community. The Office of the Vice Presidents for Academic Programs is located on first floor of Johnson Hall, room 103.
Vice President for Business and Finance
Craig Barfield, 919-760-8516
The vice president for business and finance is responsible for all financial matters except those that relate to student financial assistance, including student charges and payments. In addition to financial matters, the vice president for business and finance is responsible for buildings and grounds, maintenance, housekeeping services, dining services, student store, campus security, telephone services, technology services, post office, and copy center. The Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance is located on the first floor of Johnson Hall.
Vice President for College Programs
Jean Jackson, ’75, 919-760-8556
The vice president for college programs coordinates work of the division, including academic and career planning, admissions, athletics, chaplaincy, campus security, commuter life and diversity programs, counseling center, dean of students, disability services, enrollment, financial assistance, first year experience, health services, international student advising, registrar, residence life, student leadership, 23+ programs, and volunteer services. The vice president sets policy and plans and encourages special opportunities related to these areas. She promotes student life at Meredith, supports student leadership, and seeks to enhance students’ personal, physical, spiritual and intellectual growth and development. The Office of the Vice President for College Programs is located in 111-113 Johnson Hall.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Charles L. "Lennie" Barton , 919-760-8374
The vice president for institutional advancement is the chief administrative officer responsible for the development of external relations for the College. Institutional Advancement is comprised of donor relations, major gifts, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, the Meredith Fund, alumnae and parent relations, development systems, prospect research, gift records and advancement services. The members of the Institutional Advancement team work with the other administrative units of the College, as well as with the volunteers of the Alumnae Association and its committees, the Parent and Family Board, the Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee, The Parents’ Fund Advisory Board, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship Committee, the Student Ambassadors, the Meredith Fund Advisory Committee, the Young Alumnae Board, the Granddaughter’s Club, Meredith Alumnae Chapters and other external organizations. In addition to the development and enhancement of relationships, Institutional Advancement is responsible for the raising of funds for current support, endowments and deferred support of the college. The offices of Institutional Advancement are on first and second floor Johnson Hall, the Mae Grimmer Alumnae House and Carroll Hall.
Department of Marketing
Kristi Eaves-McLennan, Executive Director, 919-760-8455
The Department of Marketing is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing Meredith’s internal and external strategic marketing programs. This department develops all primary, official, and regularly-scheduled College communications materials, including publications for student recruitment, enrollment, and retention; catalogs; handbooks; magazines; newsletters; videos; Meredith’s website; fundraising and alumnae-related materials; the Meredith Institutional Graphic Identity Program (use of logos, seals, wordmarks, etc.); brochures and programs for Meredith events; and other materials. The department also holds primary and direct responsibility for development, implementation, and management of the College’s internal and external programs for media relations, publicity and advertising, community relations, and crisis communications. The Department of Marketing is located on the third floor of Johnson Hall.
Office of the Registrar
Amanda Steele-Middleton, 919-760-8593
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for scheduling classes, maintaining academic records, conducting registration for courses, and certifying graduation requirements. The Office of the Registrar is located on the first floor of Johnson Hall.
Dean of Students
Ann Gleason, 919-760-8521
The dean of students coordinates the work of the staff in the following areas of campus life: First Year Experience, which includes new student orientation, the student advisor program, the First Year Experience class and activities designed to increase new student adjustment to the College community; student housing and residence life; commuter life and diversity programs; counseling center; disability services; health services; SGA Honor Council and related areas; student profiles research; special programs related to student life; and personal counseling and interaction with students encountering difficulties. The Dean of Students is the ADA coordinator. The Office of the Dean of Students is located on the second floor of Park Center.
Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations
Hilary Allen, ’01, Director, 919-760-8751
The Meredith College Alumnae Association includes all Meredith graduates and any former students who did not graduate but request to become members. The Association serves to strengthen the relationship between alumnae and the College. Each graduating class has three class agents and two young alumnae board members selected their senior year. These members link the College, the Alumnae Association, and their class. This office also serves as a link for parents to the College, through events and services targeted specifically to them.