The Division of Student Experience & Operations encompasses a broad spectrum of services and supports all students as they seek to develop a deeper understanding of identity and faith, pursue academic goals, and embrace passions. Students have an opportunity to partner with staff, faculty, and administrators to create a campus culture in which students can flourish, thrive, and ultimately find confidence in who they are created to be.


Student Experience & Operations supports the mission of the University to sustain a learning community in which all students can prepare academically, socially, and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world.


Student Experience & Operations aspires to develop programs and services that supports, engages, and retains all students, building life-long learners grounded in faith and ready to be change agents in an ever-changing world.




Education is transformational. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”

“Excel is an attitude rather than a program. It is not a prescribed set of practices or strategies but an approach that allows educators the time and structures to use their own expertise to address the individual challenges facing their students.”

Laureen Avery, Jason Corvine, and Lisa DiMartino

“If your actions inspire others to Dream more, Learn more, Do more and Become more, You are a Leader”

John Quincy Adams

Divisional Directors Directory


Janelle Watts

Dean of Students and Director of Housing
James Durant

James Durant

Director of Student Activities and Greek Life
Ann Brown

Ann Brown

Dean of Transfer and Veteran Services/Special Partnerships and Graduation

Joyce Bannerman

Joyce Bannerman

Director of Testing and International Services Officer
919.516.4680 | Fax: 919.516.4681

Walter Brown

Walter Brown

Director of The Write Place

Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens

The Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens

University Chaplain | Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Life

Antonio Stephens

Antonio Stephens

Director of Office of TRIO Programs
Campus Office: 919.516.4228
Rocky Mount Office: 252.446.1921, ext. 228

Birchie Warren

Birchie Warren

Director of CAPS