Secretary of the Faculty
About the Secretary of the Faculty
As stated by Section 3-2 of the Faculty Code, the secretary of the faculty has the following responsibilities:
- To keep minutes of all meetings of the General Faculty and of the Faculty Council;
- To conduct all elections of the General Faculty and the Faculty Council;
- To conduct correspondence pertaining to elections and actions of the two faculty bodies;
- To maintain files of all nominations and citations for honorary degrees and special awards; and
- To maintain records of the charge, membership, and duration of all committees about which (s)he is notified.
The secretary serves ex officio as a member of Faculty Council, the Agenda Committee, the Advisory Committee, the Faculty Executive Committee, the Committee on University Government, the Nominating Committee, the Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee, the Commencement Committee, the Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, and the University Day Committee.
The secretary’s office was established at the University’s founding and its incumbent was responsible for keeping student records until 1886. The role has been revised over time.
The secretary serves a five-year term and is eligible for re-election. The Advisory Committee nominates one member of the voting faculty for the position. After an opportunity for additional nominations from the floor has been given, the Faculty Council elects the secretary of the faculty.
Current Secretary of the Faculty: Jill D. Moore
Jill D. Moore is an associate professor of public law and government in the School of Government. An alumna, she received a BSPH and MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from our public health school and a JD with high honors from the school of law. Professor Moore joined the Carolina faculty in 1997 and was elected secretary of the faculty in 2021.
With a background in both law and public health, her work focuses on North Carolina public health law, especially legal issues surrounding communicable disease control, adolescent health, local health department organization and governance, and medical privacy. She is the author of North Carolina Communicable Disease Law (2017), a regular contributor to the School of Government’s Coates’ Canons Local Government Law Blog, and maintains a website [HTML] devoted to N.C. public health law.
Professor Moore coordinates and teaches continuing education courses and conferences for North Carolina local health directors, local health department employees, and other state and local government officials with an interest in applied public health law. She has been a member of the Faculty Council since 2017 and has served on several faculty governance committees, including the Grievance Committee (which she chaired), the Faculty Welfare Committee and the Committee on the Status of Women.
Professor Moore may be reached at (919) 962-7609 or email@example.com.
Read an interview with Prof. Moore featured in The Well at this link.
Previous Secretaries of the Faculty
|1823-1825||Joseph Hubbard Saunders|
|1825||George Shonnard Bettner|
|1826||Edward Dromgoole Sims|
|1826||Oliver Woolcott Treadwell|
|1826-1827||John Jenkins Wyche|
|1827||John T. Williams|
|1827-1828||Silas Milton Andrews|
|1831-1832||Henry Grantham Smith|
|1832||John DeBerniere Hooper|
|1832-1836||David W. McAllister|
|1836-1844||William Henry Owen|
|1844-1847||Charles Force Deems|
|1847-1856||Ashbel G. Brown|
|1868-1869||Fisk P. Brewer|
|1869-1870||James A. Martling|
|1870||Fisk P. Brewer|
|1875-1877||George Tayloe Winston|
|1877-1879||Carey D. Grandy|
|1881-1883||Robert Paine Pell|
|1883-1885||Willie Thomas Patterson|
|1885-1886||Joshua Walker Gore|
|1886-1889||James Lee Love|
|1889-1891||Walter Dallam Toy|
|1891-1896||Joshua Walker Gore|
|1898-1932||Walter Dallam Toy|
|1932-1934||Robert Burton House|
|1934-1945||Thomas James Winston, Jr.|
|1945-1955||Almonte Charles Howell|
|1955-1956||Earl Horace Hartsell (Acting)|
|1956-1962||Almonte Charles Howell|
|1962-1963||Cecil Slaton Johnson (Acting)|
|1963-1966||Almonte Charles Howell|
|1966-1969||Clifford Pierson Lyons|
|1969-1984||Henry Charles Boren|
|1984-1987||Richard William Pfaff|
|1987-1990||Laurence G. Avery|
|1991-1996||George S. Lensing|
|1996-2016||Joseph S. Ferrell|
|2016-2021||Vincas P. Steponaitis|