About Us

The Division of University Advancement builds relationships that foster advocacy, support and investment in UNC Asheville.

National Parents Council

The Parents Council is an active and enthusiastic group of parents whose purpose is to involve UNC Asheville parents in campus and regional activities that promote the University, enrich their students’ college experience, nurture student career opportunities, support the financial needs of the University, and make the university process a positive one for all involved.

The Council meets twice a year on campus with the Chancellor, academic leaders and senior administration; hosts summer events for incoming students and parents as requested; acts as ambassadors for the University by connecting future UNC Asheville students in their home communities; and spreads the word about UNC Asheville!

Parents make leadership annual gifts to be part of this select group on campus. You can learn more about the Council by calling Sallie Broach at 828.232.2407.

Council Members

Lisa & Mark Knollman, ​C​o-​C​hairs
Christopher Knollman
​Asheville, NC​

Derrick Boone
Mattie Boone
Jake Boone
Winston-Salem, NC

Lisa & Jim Brueggemann
Christiana Brueggemann​
Davidson, NC​

David & Libby Freedman
Gary Freedman​
Winston-Salem, NC​

Lisa & Jim Gallaher
Lissette Gallaher
Winston-Salem, NC

Lynne Harlan
Watson Harlan
Cherokee, NC

Brian & Renee Kelly
Caroline Kelly
Charlotte, NC
Chris & Mark Lenderman
Jake Lenderman
Asheville, NC

Orlando Nieves & Brunilda Lugo
Orlando Nieves-Lugo
Biltmore Lake, NC

Copland & Steve Rudolph
Bow
Asheville, NC

Susan Thomas
Dylan Weinert
Huntersville, NC

Glenda & Clint Weinert
Dylan Weinert
Asheville, NC

Jennifer & Chris Kwiatkowsky
Grace Kwiatkowsky
Davidson, NC

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor
Dr. Bill Haggard, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Sallie Broach, Major Gift​s​ Officer


Foundation Board

The following dedicated volunteers provide oversight and set strategic direction for the UNC Asheville Foundation.

Michael E. Greene, Foundation Board Chair 
Spicer & Greene

Himanshu Karvir, Foundation Board Vice Chair  
General Manager, Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore West

Derek J Allen, Alumni Representative
Attorney, Ward & Smith, P.A.

Tiffany Armstrong, Alumni Representative
Vice President of Campaign Development
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Leslie McCullough Casse, Alumni Representative

Donna Bailey

Amy Bibby 
CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Courtney Blossman

Brion “Jack” Bolton, Alumni Representative 
Director of Business Development
Snelson Companies, Inc.

Michael Davis, Student Government President 

Maryann Jones

Vijay Kapoor                                                                                                        
President, The Kapoor Company

Sue McClinton

Lakesha McDay, Alumni Representative
Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity

George Morosani 
Morosani & Associates

Bill Newman, Bulldog Athletic Association Representative

Thomas A. Oreck   

William Smith   

Jane Swafford  

Kevin Westmoreland, Alumni Representative

David Worley                                                                                                         
CPA, Worley Woodbery & Melton, PA

Kirk Borland, OLLI Representative

Holly Bunting, Alumni Representative
Mayer Brown

Johnny Davis

Katie Rozycki, Alumni Board Representative

Susan Shanor

Peter Vexter

Brandon Wallace, Alumni Representative

Ex-Officio

Dr. Nancy Cable

Chancellor
UNC Asheville

John Pierce
Treasurer
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Campus Operations
UNC Asheville

Carla Willis
Executive Director
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville Faculty

Judy Beck, Senior Lecturer
Physics

Dr. Susan Clark Muntean, Assistant Professor
Management and Accountancy


Dr. Gretchen Trautmann, Associate Professor
Modern Languages and Literatures


National Alumni Council

The National Alumni Council serves to provide counsel to the Chancellor and other university officials, as appropriate, in matters relating to alumni and their lifelong relationship with the university. Additionally, the Council helps to bring to the university both resources and advocacy from alumni and friends of UNC Asheville.

Interested in serving on the council? Complete the nomination form. Nominations for 2018-2019 are now closed, but you can submit an application at any time to be considered for 2019-2020. Please contact alumni@unca.edu for more information.