98% of freshmen students who filled out the SOAR survey indicated that they think UNCG has a culture of care to support them.
94% of freshmen students who filled out the SOAR survey indicated that by viewing Life at the G, they feel more knowledgeable about experience they may have as a UNCG student.
We asked the question, "Name one thing that Life at the G taught you." We received 482 comments and 204 of them fell under the theme Spartans look out for and support one another.
100% The Dean of Students staff is devoted to creating a culture of care in which students feel supported and empowered to succeed.
600 UNCG Spartans received direction on how to help their peers in distress (Student Helping Student)

The Dean of Students Office

About US

Our Vision

The Dean of Students Office, in the Division of Student Affairs, works with students, their families, faculty and staff to create a culture of care in which students feel supported and empowered to succeed.

Our Mission

The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to initiate learner-centered programs and services that foster a culture of care conducive to academic and personal development.

Our Goals

  • Empowering students, parents and families to navigate the University experience
  • Engaging and supporting students in acknowledging responsibility for their choices in preparation for meaningful lives and engaged citizenship in a global community
  • Educating and consulting with faculty, staff, and students
  • Coordinating and supporting processes that uphold student community values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect & responsibility
  • Preventing distress and responding to crisis
  • Providing opportunities for students to develop critical thinking skills in a vibrant and inclusive campus community

Our Core Values


An academic community of integrity advances the quest for truth and knowledge by requiring intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, activities, and service. Cultivating honesty lays the foundation for lifelong integrity, developing in each of us the courage and insight to make difficult choices and accept responsibility for our actions and their consequences, even at a personal cost.


An academic community of integrity fosters a climate of trust, encourages the free exchange of ideas, and enables all to reach their highest potential. Only with trust can we believe in and rely on others and move forward as a community. Within an environment of trust, we can collaborate with individuals, sharing information and ideas without fear that our work or property will be stolen, our career stunted, or our reputations diminished. Through trust, our communities can believe in the social value and meaning of an institutions’ scholarship and degrees.


An academic community of integrity establishes clear standards, practices, and procedures and expects fairness in the interactions of students, faculty, and administrators. For students, important components of fairness are predictability, clear expectations, and a consistent and just response to dishonesty. Faculty and administrators also have a right to expect fair treatment, not only from students but also from colleagues and the administration.


An academic community of integrity recognizes the participatory nature of the learning process and honors and respects a wide range of opinions, ideas, and cultures.


An academic community of integrity upholds personal accountability and depends upon action in the face of wrongdoing. Every member of an academic community — each student, faculty member, and administrator — is responsible for upholding the integrity of the community.


Dr. Brett Carter
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Welcome to UNCG, home of the Spartans. Dr. Brett Carter has served as Dean of Students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro since July 2010. He has been involved in higher education for over 20 years. His diverse work experience includes: student housing, judicial affairs, student academic integrity, student advocacy, service learning and leadership, the first-year experience, and crisis management. He responds to faculty, staff and parent and family concerns regarding students in distress, as well as works directly with students in crisis. He oversees the implementation of university policy related to students, the Student Safety and Concerns response committee, and the coordination of campus resources and awareness programs, in partnership with campus departments, in an effort to promote best practices for assisting student in distress.  Dr. Carter also serves as a member of the University’s Threat Assessment Team.  In addition, he has taught university experience courses to first year students and courses for nontraditional students at a four-year, private university. His professional interests are to engage students in educational discourse about personal values, accountability, citizenship, and positive decision-making.

Dr. Carter earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to working in the Dean of Students Office, Dr. Carter worked in the Office of Housing and Residence Life (UNCG) as an Area Director (2 years) and as an Assistant Director (6 years). Dr. Carter previously worked as an Area Coordinator for High Point University for 5 years.  Dr. Carter’s professional organization involvements include the National Association of Student College Personnel Administration (NASPA), and former member of the North Carolina Housing Officer Association (NCHO), and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA).


Mary Anderson
Associate Dean of Students
Dr. Mary Anderson has been involved in higher education for 20 years. Her experiences include working in the areas of admissions, residence life, student conduct, student support and advocacy, and crisis and threat management. She is an alumna of UNC Greensboro where she earned her doctorate in Educational Studies with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. She also holds a Master’s degree in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida. Mary has had the opportunity to work with students in a variety of educational settings including as a resident director for the global study abroad program Semester at Sea. Mary joined UNCG in 2009 following her employment at San Diego State University where she worked as a university Judicial officer focusing on Greek life and off-campus conduct as well as a residence hall coordinator. At UNCG, Mary focuses on working with students in crisis and educating the University community on policies, procedures, and student support services. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with family and friends. Mary has a passion for working with college students and wants all UNCG students to know that she is here to assist them with whatever challenges might be thrown their way.


Lindsey Welch Vega
Assistant Dean of Students
POR11613_Lindsey_VegaLindsey Vega was born and raised in McLeansville, North Carolina, a small town just outside of Greensboro.  She began her college journey at UNC-Charlotte but later transferred to UNC-Greensboro where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics.  While attending UNCG, Lindsey also worked in her field as a Business Development Executive for a local environmental firm.  Upon graduation in 2013, she began volunteering in her spare time with various youth groups and found a new passion for helping students succeed in their educational endeavors.  In February of 2014, Lindsey left her marketing career to begin a career in education where she held positions such as Academic Enrichment Specialist and High School Teacher before returning to UNCG as a graduate student in the Counseling and Educational Development Master’s Program. At UNCG, Lindsey works as the case manager for students in crisis.


Victoria Ajemian
Assistant Dean of Students
Victoria Ajemian earned her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her higher education experiences include Residence Life, First Year Experience, Student Conduct, and Student Services Initiatives and Support. At UCLA, she worked as the Student Conduct Coordinator in the Dean of Students office and also worked in the offices of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and First Year Experience. Prior to UCLA, Victoria graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s and Masters of Arts in English Literature, and worked at GTCC as an English and Humanities Instructor. At UNCG, Victoria works to provide support and resources to parent, families, and students as the Parent and Family Coordinator.


Anna Lacy
Graduate Assistant/Outreach and Assessment GA
Anna Lacy is from Richmond, Virginia and grew up in the Short Pump area. In 2016, she graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. During her time in undergrad, Anna was involved in Student Ambassadors and completed multiple out-of-classroom experiences through her major. These included an internship in the University Counseling Center, working with the Orientation office, and a field placement in a high school guidance office. Following graduation from JMU, she moved back home to care for her elderly grandfather and spent time working with Comfort Zone Camp through which she acted as a mentor to children who lost a parent or guardian. Anna is currently working towards her M.Ed. in the UNCG Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and snuggling with her kitten children.


Brian Hollingsworth
Graduate Assistant
Brian Hollingsworth was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a B.A . in Psychology and Religious Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an M.Div. from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. After college, Brian worked full-time for six years as the camp director at a residential summer camp in NC, before returning to pursue his Master of Divinity degree at WFU. Following graduation from divinity school. he worked as a chaplain resident in neurology and psychiatry at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. Brian is currently working towards his M.S. in Counseling degree in UNCG’s Counseling and Educational Development program. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being outside, writing, painting, theatre, and spending time with his friends and family.


Madison Hemric
Graduate Assistant
Madison Hemric grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2018 she graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During her undergraduate program, she co-founded the UNCG chapter of Her Campus, worked as an Advising Intern in the Bryan Undergraduate Student Services Office, and worked in the Office of Annual Giving. Madison is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education at UNC Greensboro. In her spare time, she likes to be around family and friends, go to Target, and take her dog on walks.


Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (EUC 236B)

Robert Barker
Assistant Dean and Director 
Robert BarkerRobert Barker, a native of Martinsville, Virginia, graduated from Old Dominion University with M.S. degrees in Sports Management and Higher Education. Robert has experience in Campus Recreation, Student Housing, Student Conduct, and Dean of Students. His professional interests include leadership, multicultural competency, and crisis management. He loves sports, music, concerts, going on dates with his wife, and playing with his two kids – Isley and Ian.  Robert shares a birthday with Cameron Diaz and Warren Buffett.


Sarah Jefferson
Assistant DirectorSJ
Sarah Jefferson earned her M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. During her time at BGSU, she worked in the College of Arts and Sciences as an academic advisor and retention coordinator. She was first introduced to the UNC System at UNC-Charlotte as an intern in the Dean of Students Office. She served as Interim Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Outreach for one year and was hired full-time in June of 2013. She oversaw the University conduct process, co-advised the judicial branch of the Student Government Association, served on the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Committee, and co-chaired the Pre-Admission Review Process.

Aysia S. Evans
Graduate Assistant
Aysia S. Evans was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. She is continuing her education at UNCG and is pursuing her M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Aysia’s professional interests include higher education law and policy, student conduct, and social justice. She is also extremely interested in activism, advocacy, and education of the African/African-American Diaspora. In her spare time, Aysia enjoys reading, going to coffee shops, and making people laugh.





Each staff member has completed Safe Zone Training.
Learn about Safe Zone at the Campus Activities & Programs site.

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