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Leadership

Meet the leadership team of the Office of University Development and learn how they support Carolina’s mission by leading a diverse team of development professionals in roles from principal gifts to annual fund, from prospect research and analytics, to communications and gift processing.

Michael Andreasen

Vice Chancellor for Development

Michael Andreasen is the University’s senior development officer and oversees the Office of University Development staff, which works closely with campus fundraising offices and affiliated foundations that support schools, the College of Arts and Sciences and other units. Andreasen also is chief executive of the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that receives gifts on behalf of the University, its schools and units.

Prior to joining Carolina in 2023, Andreasen served as senior vice president for university advancement at the University of Oregon, overseeing all aspects of advancement including development; state, community and federal affairs; advancement operations; stewardship and public events and alumni relations. During his tenure, he consistently increased annual fundraising totals and secured some of the largest donations to any public flagship university.

Andreasen began his time at UO as the vice president for development, leading efforts to establish campaign priorities, setting a working goal of $1.2 billion and developing a communications plan for the public launch in collaboration with the president, executive leadership and deans. Over 12 years, he served as a member of the University of Oregon Foundation Board, the Alumni Association Board, the Portland Business Alliance Board and the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining UO, Andreasen was at the University of Michigan for seven years — first as executive director and assistant dean for advancement for development and alumni relations and then as executive director and assistant dean for advancement at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. His more than 32 years of fundraising experience include roles in major gifts and campaign leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the American Film Institute. He began his career as the director of the annual fund for the University of California, Irvine, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science.


Jen Bowman

Associate Vice Chancellor of Donor Relations, Marketing, and Volunteer Engagement

Jen Bowman is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Donor Relations, Marketing, and Volunteer Engagement and serves as chief-of-staff for the Vice Chancellor for Development. In this role, she facilitates the vice chancellor’s day-to-day responsibilities, collaborates with executive team members to determine and prioritize strategy, oversees the departments of donor relations, marketing and communications, and volunteer management for the UNC Board of Visitors and the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and serves as the assistant secretary of the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation.

After a decade working in the private sector, Bowman came to Carolina in 2011 and expanded third-party fundraising efforts with community and corporate partners at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Starting in 2017, she served as Director of Development for Donor and Volunteer Engagement for the $4.25 billion Campaign for Carolina, one of the largest and most successful campaigns in the Southeast. In 2021, Bowman stepped into an interim role as Senior Executive Director of Development at UNC Health Foundation, leading the Advancing Health fundraising team.

A native of Pinehurst, NC, Bowman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is also an alumnus of the Advancement Leadership Lab, a joint venture between Carolina and eight of Carolina’s peer institutions to accelerate the growth of senior leadership across the advancement profession.


David Churchill

Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations

David Churchill is Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations, responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic planning for all operations within University Development. His role includes overseeing information services, gift processing, donor relations, application development and support, infrastructure and technology, human resources, finance and facilities management.

After working in the private sector, Churchill started his career in higher education business operations in 2008 when he joined North Carolina State University. There, Churchill held roles with progressively increasing responsibility and scope. He joined Carolina in 2017 as the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations in the School of Education. After five years of service in the UNC School of Education, Churchill began his current role at University Development in 2022. 

Churchill holds two degrees from North Carolina State University; a B.S. in business management with a concentration in finance as well as a masters of public administration.


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Shontel Grumhaus

Associate Vice Chancellor of Development and Chief Strategist for Schools and Units

Biographical information coming soon.


Kavita Hall

Associate Vice Chancellor of Foundation Relations and Industry Engagement

Kavita Hall is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Foundation Relations and Industry Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been at UNC since 2008, serving as an Associate Development Officer, Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Executive Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations prior to her current role.

Before coming to UNC, Hall was an Associate Development Officer at the New York Academy of Medicine. During her time at NYU Wagner, Hall served as a research assistant, where she developed a leadership network of health executives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A native of Elon, NC, Hall earned a B.A. in Communications from North Carolina State University and a Master of Public Administration from the New York University Wagner School of Public Service.


Jeff Hill

Associate Vice Chancellor of Campaigns and Strategy

Jeff Hill is UNC-Chapel Hill’s Associate Vice Chancellor of Campaigns and Strategy. In that role, he manages strategy, reporting and logistics for the University’s $4.25 billion campaign, one of the largest and most successful campaigns ever in the Southeast. He also provides campaign advice and counsel to Carolina’s 26 schools and units with development operations. As part of his role, he oversees the University Development Office’s department of prospect management, research and analytics (PMRA).

Previously, he was Director of Advancement at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center where he increased giving tenfold. In addition, Hill served as Director of Marketing and Interim Director at Morehead during his 14 years there.

Prior to moving to higher education advancement, Hill was an Emmy Award-winning producer at Disney-owned ABC11 in the Raleigh-Durham television market.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is an alumnus of the inaugural cohort of the Advancement Leadership Lab, a joint venture between Carolina and eight of Carolina’s peer institutions to accelerate the growth of senior leadership across the advancement profession.


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Lusha Kaufmann

Associate Vice Chancellor of Development for Strategic Initiatives

Biographical information coming soon.


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Sean Mulligan

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development for Individual Giving

Biographical information coming soon.


Timothy D. Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts

Tim Smith is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts and is responsible for managing and directing a strategic individual gifts program for Carolina. He oversees the University’s Principal Gifts, Regional Major Gifts, and the UNC Global programs.

Tim is a veteran fundraiser with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus. Tim joined The Rams Club / Educational Foundation, Inc. (Athletics fundraising) in 2005 and during his 15+ years there, he held a variety of roles, finishing as the Deputy Director. Tim was a driving force behind the Rams Club and Athletics exceeding their $500 million campaign goal.

Prior to his time at Carolina, Smith was a consultant for Accenture, focused on financial services.

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Boston College in 1997 and his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from UNC in 2006. He and his wife, Kristi, live in Chapel Hill with their four children – Ella, Sienna, Tyler and Hudson.

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