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

Honesty

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.

Trust

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.

Fairness

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.

Respect

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.

Responsibility

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.

Our Staff

Dr. Brett Carter (he|him|his)
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Dr. Brett Carter is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students at UNC Greensboro. He has been involved in higher education for over 30 years. He is responsible for a wide range of Student Affairs functions including the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Offices of Accessibility Resources and Services, Military-Affiliated Services, Counseling Center, Campus Recreation and Wellness, and Student Health Services. He has a long history of diverse work experiences with student housing, judicial and academic integrity programs, student support services, first-year experience programs, and crisis management. Dr. Carter also oversees student policy development and co-chairs the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT). His hobbies include golfing, camping, and hiking.

Shelley Wald (she|her|hers)
Associate Dean of Students
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Shelley joined the UNCG community in 2016.  She has her Bachelor’s degree from Longwood University in Virginia and Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  While at Longwood, she was involved as a Resident Assistant, member of the Honor Board, sister of Sigma Kappa sorority, a member of the Student Government Association as well as the College Panhellenic Council.  She served on Mortar Board and was involved in numerous honor societies.  During her graduate career, she served on the Student Government Association and worked in the Office of Greek Life.  During her tenure in Student Affairs, Shelley has worked at a Big 12, Men’s College, Catholic University, Historically Black College and University, and a Minority Serving Institution.  Shelley has fifteen years of experience working in Housing and Residence Life before transitioning to the Dean of Students office in February of 2020.  In her role as the Associate Dean of Students, Shelley oversees the Dean of Students office as well as the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.  She believes in cultivating an atmosphere of care, that allows students to believe in themselves and grow.  Her passion areas include: student leadership, men’s issues, LGBTQAI students, and first-generation students.    In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and watching college sports.
336-334-5514
scwald@uncg.edu

Megan Karbley, M.Ed. (she|her|hers)
Assistant Dean of Students
Megan is a native North Carolinian and proud UNCG alum. After completing her undergraduate degree in English at UNCG as the first in her family to attend college, she went on to Ohio University, completing her Master’s degree in Education. Megan then served students at Tulane University in New Orleans for 6 years and Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California for 3 years, in many capacities: from campus recreation to advising, student conduct, advising LGBTQ students, and more. Before coming home to UNCG, Megan served as the Director of Title IX at High Point University. In her role as Assistant Dean of Students at UNCG, Megan provides support to responding parties in Title IX cases and supports students from diverse backgrounds. Megan is passionate about diversity, inclusion, social justice, and supporting students impacted by sexual violence with compassion and care. Megan is pursuing her second degree at UNCG as a PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations program.
336-334-5514
mykarble@uncg.edu 

Lindsey Welch Vega (she|her|hers)
Assistant Dean of Students
Lindsey Vega is a North Carolina native and proud first generation college graduate that began her college journey at UNC-Charlotte.  After experiencing some common First Gen challenges, Lindsey transferred to a community college and began working full-time.  She persisted in her career while also attending classes in the evenings and ultimately graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics.  At that time, Lindsey was also volunteering with various non-profit groups assisting adolescents and young adults with their educational challenges.  This experience coupled with her own struggles navigating higher education led to a new found passion for helping students succeed in spite of the obstacles they were facing.  In February of 2014, Lindsey left her career as a Business Development Executive to begin a journey in education where she held positions as an Americorps Academic Enrichment Specialist and High School Business Teacher before returning to UNCG and earning a Master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Development.  Lindsey Vega now serves as an Assistant Dean of Students at UNCG co-managing the Crisis Management Process for the University.
336-334-5514
lmwelch@uncg.edu

Angela Smith (she|her|hers)
Student Services Specialist
Angela was born in Kinston, North Carolina and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Bennett College. Angela has been involved in higher education for 13 years. She has served in numerous capacities at NC A&T State University: from Travel Assistant, Program Assistant, Student Services Specialist, to the Office Manager in the registrar’s office at Wake Forest University. Angela loves being a mom, traveling with her mother and daughter, listening to (Jazz, worship and old school) music, watching endearing movies, shopping and wearing a “smile”. Her motto is, “Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”
336-334-5514
aesmi22@uncg.edu

Caroline Forrest
Graduate Assistant
Caroline Forrest was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She recently graduated with a B.A. in linguistics and French from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her time there, she was involved in service learning, a book club for men experiencing incarceration, an online research journal, and taught English and American culture summer classes to international students. She also served as a Resident Assistant for two years. The energy of a college campus and its many opportunities for growth have inspired her to pursue a M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education at UNCG. In her spare time, she loves reading anything she can get her hands on, watching interior design shows, listening to podcasts, and doing yoga.
336-334-5514
cpforres@uncg.edu

Tiana Roberts (she|her|hers)
Graduate Intern
Tiana was born and raised in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC Greensboro in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth, Child, and Family Development. During undergrad, she volunteered with the DUCK lab in the psychology department and worked in the Office of Annual Giving. Tiana is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work with the Joint Master’s Social Work program with UNCG and A&T. In her spare time, she likes to be with family and friends.
336-334-5514
tsrober2@uncg.edu

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.
336-334-5514
bshollin@uncg.edu

Madison Hemric (she|her|hers)
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.
336-334-5514
mlhemric@uncg.edu

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (EUC 236B)

Robert Barker (he|him|his)
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.
336-334-4640
rabarker@uncg.edu

Adric Hardy (he|him|his)
Assistant Director
Adric Hardy was born and raised in Vanceboro, North Carolina. He attended Clemson University where he earned his Master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Adric is also a proud alumnus of East Carolina University, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. His professional experience includes Student Conduct, Crisis Management and Disability Services. In his spare time, Adric enjoys jazz music, R&B and marching band shows. He also loves the beach, motorcycles, and anything from or by Erykah Badu.
336-334-4640
a_hardy3@uncg.edu

Tiaira Moragne (she/her/hers)
Graduate Assistant
Tiaira is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and African American African Diaspora Studies. During her time at UNCG Tiaira served her campus as member of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Conduct Team for three years, a Civic Engagement Fellow for the Office of Leadership and Service Learning now known as the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, the President, Vice President and Secretary of the Neo Black Society and a Spring 2017 initiate into the Omega Nu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and founder of a women’s empowerment group called Sister’s With a Vision. Tiaira is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education here at UNCG. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring K-12 students which she does through her role as a Board Member and After School Programs Coordinator for a local non-profit organization, Raise’Em Up Mentoring. Tiaira also enjoys dancing, event planning and baking.
336-334-4640
trmoragn@uncg.edu

Each staff member has completed Safe Zone Training.
Learn about Safe Zone at the Office of Intercultural Engagement Website.


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