UAB names Farley director of Academic and Student Services Operations

Farley will direct campuswide student support services and lead the renovation and expansion of the Hill University Center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Carolyn E. Farley director of Academic and Student Services Operations effective June 1, 2011.

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Farley comes to UAB after almost 14 years with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where she has been executive director of campus life since fall 2007. In her role at UAB, a new position, Farley will direct strategic planning and logistics for campuswide student support services and be responsible for overseeing operations of the Hill University Center, Campus Recreation Center, Campus Dining and Residence Life. She also will play a key role in leading the renovation and expansion of Hill University Center.

“During Carolyn’s time at UNCW, she supervised a wide range of student life and facility operations and coordinated program planning through construction of a $43 million student center project,” said Harlan Sands, vice provost for Administration and Quality Improvement, to whom Farley will report.

“I am confident that her broad experience and significant achievements in student services operations will contribute greatly as we continue to enhance student services for our growing student population,” Sands said.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in English, Farley received her Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Indiana University. She has published extensively, presented at numerous international and national conferences and is a founding convener of the North Carolina Union Directors Consortium. Prior to her time at UNCW, where she also served as director of the university union, Farley held various student affairs positions at Virginia Commonwealth University.