Winston B. Crisp ’ 92 (JD), who has spent his career at Carolina, has been appointed vice chan-
cellor for student affairs.
The Board of Trustees approved the
appointment in January, effective May 10.
Crisp currently serves as assistant vice
chancellor for student affairs.
Crisp will succeed Margaret Jablonski,
vice chancellor since May 2004.
Crisp became assistant vice chancellor
for student affairs in 2005. He has been
responsible for student affairs programs and
advising, a variety of student
services — ranging from
counseling to dispute resolution and judicial programs
to Greek affairs to local
community relations —
along with various aspects
of enrollment management,
student records and registration, and parent relations.
He was part of a team
charged with overhauling
policies for handling dis-
tressed students and has been
an adviser to and leader of
the University’s student crisis
team. He has contributed to
efforts to strengthen the stu-
dent judicial and honor system and leader-
ship development program. He has co-
taught a first-year seminar on policy and
practice in American universities as well as
classes on legal writing, advocacy, the 14th
Amendment and due process.
In 2007, Crisp spent the summer at Virginia Tech as a UNC volunteer on loan,
helping student affairs colleagues there
with recovery efforts after the campus
shooting tragedy and learning how their
experiences could benefit Carolina.
Previously, Crisp was the law school’s
first full-time assis-
tant dean for stu-
dent affairs and the
first associate dean
for student services.
In those roles, he
was part of the
team and played a
key role in strength-
among the aca-
ment, outreach and
student support. He
spent 12 years at the
school starting in 1992.
Crisp will oversee policies, programs
and services for more than 17,900 undergraduates and another 10,900 graduate and
professional school students at UNC. The
division is responsible for helping create
and maintain an institutional climate that
fosters learning and development while
enhancing a strong sense of community.
A dozen departments come under the
division’s supervision, including Campus
Health Services, Campus Recreation,
Campus Y, Carolina Union, University
Career Services, Counseling and Wellness
Services, the office of the Dean of Students, Disability Services, Housing and
Residential Education, Information Technology, the LGBTQ Center, and New Student and Carolina Parent programs. The
student affairs division has about 360 permanent employees and more than 1,200
student staff. Student affairs manages about
a third of all campus buildings.
A native of Fayetteville, Crisp received a
bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Johnson C.
Smith University, where he was active in
student government and student judicial
issues. In law school at Carolina, he was
inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B.
Davis Society, the school’s highest honor
for leadership and service.
Law Alumnus,Veteran Administrator to Head Student Affairs
4 March/April 2010
Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Professor at the Univer- sity, has been appointed dean of
the nationally top-ranked School of Infor-
mation and Library Science.
A Carolina faculty member since 1998,
Marchionini heads the school’s Interaction
Design Laboratory and chairs its personnel
committee. He serves on the Campus
Research Computing Committee and has
helped lead numerous campus initiatives
since arriving at Carolina. Last
spring he was nominated by his
students and selected as the
school’s Outstanding Teacher of
He is president of the Amer-
ican Society of Information
Science and Technology, an
international organization of
professionals who focus on
improving access to information. Mar-
chionini is chair of the National Institutes
of Health/National Library of Medicine’s
Biomedical Library and Informatics
Review Committee. He has served on
more than a dozen editorial boards and is
editor of the Morgan-Claypool book
series, Information Concepts, Retrieval and
Marchionini has published more than
200 articles, book chapters and technical
reports on topics related to digi-
tal libraries, information seek-
ing, usability of personal health
records, multimedia browsing
strategies and personal identity
in cyberspace. He has been
awarded numerous grants from
the National Science Founda-
tion and other foundations, as
well as research awards from
companies including Microsoft, IBM and
Google. He is the author of Information
Seeking in Electronic Environments, part of a
Cambridge University Press series.
Marchionini earned a doctorate in curriculum development, focusing on mathematics education, and a master’s degree in
secondary mathematics education from
Wayne State University in 1974 and 1981,
respectively. He was a faculty member at the
University of Maryland for 15 years. He
served on the faculty and as a researcher at
Wayne State from 1978 to 1983.
Barbara B. Moran has served as interim
dean since May 2009 when José-Marie
Griffiths completed her term.
The UNC trustees approved Marchionini’s appointment in January, effective April
1. U.S. News & World Report has the
school’s master’s degree program tied for
first in its annual rankings.
Award-Winning Information and Library Science Professor Named Dean