Davidson’s Denise Balfour Simpson named associate vice chancellor and dean of students

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Denise Balfour Simpson was named associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at UNC Charlotte following a national search. Her appointment is effective July 29. She joins the University from Davidson College where she was associate dean of students in the Division of Student Life.

At Charlotte, Simpson will provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership within the Division of Student Affairs and the University to ensure students have access to the necessary resources and support to succeed academically and personally. The position supervises two departments: Student Assistance and Support Services and Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution and coordinates the division’s response to major crises and other events impacting students within the University community.

Key programs and initiatives associated with the position include the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, the Student Emergency Fund, Student Emergency Housing Fund, Swipe Out Hunger, conflict resolution efforts and academic integrity processes. The role serves as a deputy Title IX coordinator and participates in the Demonstration Activity Resource Team.

“Dean Simpson’s unique blend of experiences makes her the right candidate at the right time to help lead the division,” said Kevin W. Bailey, vice chancellor of student affairs. “We are impressed by her track record and passion for student advocacy, and we know she will be a tireless supporter for our students and their success.” 

Read more on the student affairs website at https://studentaffairs.charlotte.edu/