Dr. Meredith Weiss (Ph.D. '10), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has recently been appointed associate vice chancellor for business and administration in the University’s Division of Finance and Administration. This is a new position which is part of organizational changes within the division. Weiss will be working closely with the vice chancellor for finance and administration, Karol Kain Gray.
“I will serve as Karol Kain Gray’s principal deputy and will also oversee the University's Auxiliary Services," said Weiss.
"This [the duties] includes Student Stores, Carolina Dining, Trademark Licensing, Mail Services, Laundry/Vending, the UNC OneCard office, Carolina Copy and the campus's Xerox Printing Operations,” said Gray.
Before accepting this position, Weiss worked for UNC’s School of Law for two years as an assistant dean for information technology, and for six years as an associate dean for administration, finance and information technology.
“Not only does Meredith have considerable University experience in organizational leadership and facilities, technology and human resources management, she also has a background in hospitality services, including restaurant management,” Gray said. “We were extremely fortunate to find someone with this skill set to serve as my principal deputy.”
Weiss earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of Delaware and has Master’s degrees in business administration and information science from North Carolina Central University. She received a Ph.D. in information science from UNC SILS in 2010.
“The Ph.D. program at SILS was an amazing experience that has forever changed my life,” Weiss said. “The faculty members I was fortunate enough to work alongside were wonderful, and my fellow students have not only become important colleagues, but also lifelong friends. The education I received at SILS has transformed my academic career and I am forever grateful.”
Weiss feels that her career and academic experiences thus far will benefit her as she begins her new job, and she looks forward to the opportunities this job will bring.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position and am excited about the opportunity,” said Weiss. “I love Carolina and look forward to working with Vice Chancellor Gray and the division of finance and administration team to serve the UNC community in this new role.”