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Staff Spotlights

Adam Burden smiling in a green tie
Adam Burden
Adam Burden wasn’t expecting to receive the 2022-2023 Student Affairs Outstanding Program/Initiative Award for the "Light Up the Lake" program. But, when he found out he had won, he attributed the victory to the support from the people around him.
Ayanna Morrison smiling
Ayanna Morrison
Financial Support Specialist
If being a cheerleader involves stepping up, working together as a team and supporting one another, Ayanna Morrison is UNC Charlotte’s cheerleader when it comes to student and staff support.
Kristin Coffey smiling in front of greenery
Kristin Coffey
Associate Director
Risk-taking was not always the strength of Kristin Coffey, Venture Outdoor Leadership’s associate director. But she said that is more of a strength than a weakness when it comes to her position. However, for Coffey to get into this career path altogether, it ultimately involved taking a risk.
Jordan Słomiany smiling in a UNC Charlotte shirt while in Antarctica
Jordan Slomianyj
Residence Education Coordinator, Witherspoon Hall
When Jordan Slomianyj isn't in Witherspoon Hall, he has traveled to around 70 countries spanning all across the globe. He took that to new extremes on a recent expedition to Antarctica, a trip that earned Slomianyj the honor of visiting every continent before the age of 35.
Chris Smith smiling with a bowtie
Chris Smith
Chris Smith’s journey to becoming UNC Charlotte’s new associate vice chancellor for student affairs with health and wellbeing started at a conference he attended as a college undergraduate. He said this new opportunity at Charlotte feels like an amalgamation of everything that came prior.
Bill Ballinger holding his Above and Beyond Award
Bill Ballinger
Inventory Technician
For 35 years, Bill Ballinger drove past UNC Charlotte on his way to work at a nearby chemical business. It wasn’t until June of 2022 that Ballinger parked himself at the University in Housing and Residence Life as an inventory technician.
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Janay Crosland
Assistant Director for Case Management
Making a difference in others' lives has been a lifelong career goal for Janay Crosland. After attending UNC Greensboro to receive her graduate degree, Crosland knew she wanted to work in higher education. “I made it a goal that at some point in my career, I would come to Charlotte,” Crosland said.
Joshua Wood smiling with a green UNC Charlotte polo
Joshua Wood
Assistant Director
When Joshua Wood graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2016, he expected to be closing the book on his time with the University. But when a job opened up back at the University, Wood applied. He’s been back at Charlotte ever since.
Paul Holliday-Millard smiling in a suit and tie.
Paul Holliday-Millard
Senior Research Associate
Paul Holliday-Millard has been at UNC Charlotte since 2015. In that time, he has held multiple different positions, earned his doctorate and ultimately found his way to the Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) team.
Ashley McAlarney smiling for a headshot
Ashley McAlarney
Ashley McAlarney is director of the UNC Charlotte Student Legal Services, Inc. (SLS), a nonprofit law firm that opened last year in the Popp Martin Student Union. Current students who have paid their student activity fee can now receive confidential legal advice and learn about their legal rights.