As Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, Dr. Tresolini provides administrative oversight for the centers and institutes reporting to the Office of the Provost, which are the Ackland Art Museum, the American Indian Center, the Carolina Center for Public Service, the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (formerly NC-HCAP and TRiO Programs), Carolina Seminars, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Institute of African-American Research, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, the Marine Sciences Program, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the NC Botanical Garden, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, and World View. The Unified Business Center for Academic Initiatives provides business and HR support for the centers and institutes reporting to the Office of the Provost. Dr. Tresolini also works with distance-learning initiatives and facilities planning initiatives.
Before joining the Provost’s Office, Carol was Associate Dean for Educational Development and Director of the Office of Educational Development in the UNC School of Medicine. In that role, she was responsible for faculty development, curriculum evaluation, the standardized patient programs, student assessment initiatives, and programs for minority student recruitment and retention. Previous experience has been with the Pew Health Professions Commission, mental health and correctional institutions, schools, and social service agencies. A native of Pennsylvania, she holds a BA in Sociology from Duke University, an M.Ed. in Special Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education, also from Carolina.