Dr. Todd A. Nicolet, associate dean for operations at the UNC School of Government, has been named senior associate dean at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
For Dr. Nicolet, it is a homecoming. He worked at the UNC Gillings School from 2001 to 2007, initially providing project management for the “CDC Responds” webcast series and eventually serving as manager of the online instruction group and associate director of Instructional and Information Systems (IIS).
He left in 2007 to join the School of Government, where he became a highly respected manager and administrator for six units, including the library, information technology, publications, marketing, events management, and registration and support services areas. He also directed and played a central role in the launch of MPA@UNC, the online Master of Public Administration degree program, a partnership between the School of Government and 2U.
In his new role, Dr. Nicolet will provide senior-level administrative leadership at the Gillings School, with direct oversight of the business and finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, and institutional research and reporting units. He also will lead a variety of strategic initiatives and special projects that advance the School’s mission.
“We are delighted that Dr. Nicolet will be joining us as senior associate dean,” said Gillings School dean, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer. “He has an outstanding skill set. Having been at the Gillings School previously gives him an understanding of our history and culture. After working here, he completed a doctorate in higher education, which is invaluable in this new role, and honed his managerial skills at the School of Government. Todd is a thoughtful individual who will support our collaborative culture and help to advance our priorities.”
Dr. Nicolet said he knew from personal experience that members of the Gillings School faculty and staff are passionate about their work. He said he was honored to return to the public health team in such an important role.