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 and Mark Knollman, ​C​o-​C​hairs
Christopher Knollman ’19
​Asheville, NC​

Randy & Becky Beaty
Sean Beaty ’09
Troy Beaty ’19
Marvin, NC

Derrick Boone
Mattie Boone ’18
Jake Boone ’19
Clemmons, NC

Kim & Scott Boyles
Nicholas Boyles ’18
Clemmons, NC

Lisa and Jim Brueggemann
Christiana Brueggemann​ ’19
Davidson, NC​

James Burns & Renee Roux
James Burns ’18
Clemson, SC

David and Libby Freedman
Gary Freedman​ ’18
Winston Salem, NC​

Lisa & Jim Gallaher
Lissette Gallaher ’19
Winston-Salem, NC

Lynne Harlan
Watson Harlan ’19
Cherokee, NC

Brian and Renee Kelly
Caroline Kelly ’19
Charlotte, NC

Chris and Mark Lenderman
Jake Lenderman ’21

Anita and Bo Lossiah
Drew (Andrew Edward Johnson) ’21

Orlando Nieves & Brunilda Lugo
Orlando Nieves-Lugo ’19
Biltmore Lake, NC

Copland and Steve Rudolph
Bow ’21

Susan Thomas
Dylan Weinert ’19
Alexander, NC

Glenda & Clint Weinert
Dylan Weinert ’19
Alexander, 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.

Leslie McCullough Casse, Foundation Board Chair

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

Donna Bailey

Amy Bibby
CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Brad Blackburn
Private Advisors Team Director, BB&T Wealth

Courtney Blossman

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

Brian Gompers
Sr. Vice President, HomeTrust Bank

Michael E. Greene, Family Business Forum Representative
Spicer & Greene

Michael Davis, Student Government President

Maryann Jones

Catherine Jordan, OLLI Representative

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 Sederburg

William Smith

Jane Swafford

Brandon Wallace, Alumni Representative
Senior VP Wells Fargo

Kevin Westmoreland, Alumni Representative

David Worley
CPA, Worley Woodbery & Melton, PA

Ex-Officio
Nancy J. 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
Patrick Bahls, Honors Director/Associate Professor
Mathematics

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.