Dwayne Pinkney The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dwayne Pinkney was named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chief financial officer and senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration, effective Dec. 5, 2016.

Pinkney serves as the strategic advisor and principal deputy to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Jonathan Pruitt. Additionally, he provides oversight of the University’s financial, budget, and accounting operations and will provide leadership for the division’s shared administrative and business services functions. Pinkney collaborates with Information Technology Services and other functional divisions to optimize the financial component of ConnectCarolina and improve management reporting. Pinkney works closely with campus senior leaders, UNC Health Care Administration, UNC System and the greater campus community to improve the strategic management of the University’s financial resources.

Pinkney most recently served as vice provost for finance and academic planning since 2010 and secretary of the university since 2014. Previously, he served as the assistant vice chancellor for finance and operations and special assistant to the Chancellor for state and local relations. In that role, Pinkney was responsible for the Student Stores and Trademarks Licensing operations, and was the campus’ primary liaison to the state legislature and advised the Chancellor and senior leadership on all matters related to state government affairs and local/municipal government.

Prior to joining UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004, Pinkney was an associate vice president for finance for the UNC System. He also has six years of experience as a fiscal analyst with the North Carolina General Assembly and served a short stint as the deputy secretary for administration with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State.

Pinkney earned his Ph.D. in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill and his master’s degree in public administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University.