The Division of Administration and Finance is led by a team of university officials
who oversee dozens of offices and hundreds of services related to university operations,
finance, communications, facilities and transportation.
Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer
Ed Walton coordinates planning and activities across nonacademic areas of the university.
The Division of Administration and Finance oversees the areas of business affairs,
communications and marketing, economic engagement, facilities and transportation,
finance, government and community relations, law enforcement and safety.
Vice President for Facilities and Transportation
Derrick Huggins is responsible for university buildings and infrastructure, transportation
and parking services. He provides leadership for the day-to-day operational oversight
of skilled trades, housekeeping services, landscaping, preventive maintenance and
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Brunelli coordinates the day-to-day and long-term planning of the financial
operations of the university. She oversees the compilation of financial and budget
reporting and is responsible for implementing financial policies established by trustees.
Areas under this office include the controller, budget, bursar and capital finance.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
Wes Hickman is the university’s spokesman and leads the team that tells the stories
of our students, faculty and staff. Those stories are shared with the general public
through the news media, our own printed publications and our digital communications.
Associate Vice President for Law Enforcement and Safety/Chief of Police
Chris Wuchenich is tasked with providing a safe and secure environment for our campus
community. He manages the university's law enforcement, risk management, compliance
and professional standards and environmental health and safety.
Associate Vice President for Business Affairs
Helen Zeigler oversees the Office of Business Affairs, which manages a variety of
different university units, including purchasing, CarolinaCard and trademark and licensing. The
office also manages numerous student resources, such as the campus bookstore, post
office, food services and ATM services.
Director of State Government Relations
Derrick Meggie leads community-building and outreach efforts while encouraging support
of the university. The office also serves as the university's liaison to local and
state government and the community.
Director of Economic Engagement
Bill Kirkland leads the Office of Economic Engagement, which connects businesses,
industry and entrepreneurs to university resources. Through his office's endeavors, new
businesses can partner with our top-tier research institution to cultivate new ideas
and build successful enterprises.