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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New staff members join Carolina team this summer

While new faculty members start their jobs in preparation for the beginning of the new academic year, the hiring peak for new staff members comes in the summer, usually close to start of the new fiscal year on July 1. Here are a few new faces you will be seeing on campus.







Viktor Agabekov


Project coordinator

He comes to Carolina … from Carolina. A 2018 graduate with a dual major in economics and environmental studies, Agabekov will focus on developing, coordinating and implementing strategies for the University’s initiative to move the campus toward water neutrality, zero waste and greenhouse gas neutrality.




Gretchen C. Bellamy


Senior director for education, operations and initiatives

She comes to Carolina from her own consulting company, Bellamy Management Consulting. Before that, she was at Walmart Inc., where she was a senior strategist in its global office of culture, diversity and inclusion. Bellamy will oversee the Inclusive Student Excellence outreach and retention programs, as well as operations.








Lindsay Brookey


Assistant director for fitness and wellness

She comes to Carolina from Florida Atlantic University, where she served as the assistant director of fitness. Originally from Indianapolis, she received her bachelor’s degree in health and fitness from Purdue University and her master’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana University.







Jen DeNeal


Associate director

She comes to Carolina from the N.C. State Board of Education, where she was a public policy fellow. As the deputy for the director, DeNeal will help oversee and lead the University’s policy management and ethics programs, resources and reporting mechanisms.





Beth Keith


Associate vice chancellor

She comes to Carolina from Edelman, the world’s largest communications marketing agency, where she has been for the past 15 years. An alumna of the School of Media and Journalism and native of Jacksonville, Keith will oversee media relations, content development and strategic resources for University Communications.




Nancy Lovas


Entrepreneurship and business librarian

She comes to Carolina from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where she was the business reference and research specialist for the Science, Technology and Business Division. At Carolina, Lovas will help people develop their entrepreneurial ideas, explore markets for those ideas and find funding. She will serve as a resource for individual entrepreneurs, small business owners, campus and local business incubators and startup accelerators.