TO: Deans, Directors and Department Heads, Business Managers
FROM: Matthew Fajack, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
I am writing to let you know that Meredith Weiss has decided to conclude her service as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration to take a new opportunity at Virginia Commonwealth University as Vice President of Administration, starting Aug. 1.
Meredith’s love for UNC-Chapel Hill has been fostered as an employee over the last 12 years and also as an alumna who earned her Ph.D. here in Information Science. Meredith began her tenure in the Division of Finance and Administration in 2012 as Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services and Administration. She was promoted to her current position in 2014. During her four-year tenure, she also supported the division by serving as both Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety and Risk Management and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises.
Among her many accomplishments, Meredith proposed and initiated the University’s current sustainability strategic plan process, in partnership with Cindy Shea and the campus sustainability advisory committee. She developed and launched a four-year plan to move the University’s finance organization from a transactional focus toward efficient transactional and strategic financial services that add value and support the University’s teaching, research and service missions. Meredith also partnered with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to create PATHSS, a pilot externship program for high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She additionally founded the University’s new finance council, bringing campus financial leaders together to build partnership and collaboration in order to solve our most complex and pressing financial challenges.
Please join me in thanking Meredith for her years of leadership and dedication to Carolina.