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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hertel, Canady to fill key positions in Chancellor’s Office

Amy Locklear Hertel

Two experienced Carolina administrators have been appointed to fill key vacancies in the Chancellor’s Office.

Amy Locklear Hertel, who has served as director of the American Indian Center since 2012 and as co-chair of the Chancellor’s Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History, began serving as the chancellor’s chief of staff on Nov. 6. She replaces Debbie Dibbert, who returned to the Carolina Development team as the new assistant vice chancellor for principal and major gifts.

“As a highly accomplished academic administrator, faculty member and alumna, Amy brings a wonderful set of perspectives and experiences to the position,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt.

Hertel is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work, as well as a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program and a trustee of the G. A. Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri.

Hertel received a master’s degree and doctorate in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, a juris doctor from Washington University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from Carolina. While an undergraduate at Carolina, she was president of the Carolina Indian Circle, founder of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority and member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Joe Canady, who has been a critical member of the Chancellor’s Office since 2015 as senior adviser for University initiatives, will take on expanded responsibilities as project manager with both Folt and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert “Bob” Blouin for the five-year implementation phase of Blueprint for Next.

Canady will also serve as a member of the University’s budget committee and the chancellor’s liaison for campus emergency preparedness.