Carol P. Tresolini

Job Title(s)
Academic Initiatives at UNC Chapel Hill

About Carol

Carol Tresolini retired in early 2020 after a 24-year career at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she most recently served as Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. In that role, she provided oversight for campus units that focused on public service, community engagement, and academic enrichment.  These units included the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, NC Botanical Garden, William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Institute for African American Research, Carolina Women’s Center, Carolina Seminars, World View, Center for Faculty Excellence, Carolina Higher Education Opportunities Program, Carolina Center for Public Service, American Indian Center, Carolina Latino Center, and Marine Science Program.  In her final year at Carolina, Tresolini also guided the creation of the Asian American Center.

Prior to her fifteen years as vice provost, Tresolini served as Associate Dean for Educational Development in the UNC School of Medicine. In that role, she was responsible for programs for minority student recruitment, faculty development, curriculum evaluation, standardized patient programs, and student assessment initiatives.  Previous non-UNC experience has been with the Pew Health Professions Commission, mental health and correctional institutions, schools, and social service agencies.

A native of Pennsylvania, Tresolini holds a B.A. in sociology from Duke University and M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill in special education and adult and higher education. She currently is a member of the board of directors of the Center for Child and Family Health and serves as its treasurer.