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Senior Leadership Team

Rebecca Anderson
Vice President for Marketing and Community Relations
704-337-2485 
andersonr@queens.edu

Anderson is the leader of Queens' marketing, communications and community relations team, where she is charged with raising the university's profile locally, regionally and nationally.  Her background spans two decades of writing, public relations, marketing and corporate communications experience with top consumer brands across multiple fields. Prior to Queens she served in vice president roles at both LendingTree and The Walt Disney Company, as well as running her own communication consulting firm, RBA Communications.  Anderson has been published in several professional journals and is a regular presenter at higher education conferences such as the American Marketing Association's Symposium on Higher Education Marketing and the Council for the Advancement and support of Education.  She also serves on the board of directors of the Arts and Science Council, where she is the chair of the marketing committee and the campaign vice chair for marketing and communication.  Anderson earned a B.A. in history from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and an M.B.A. from Queens.

James Bullock

James Bullock
Vice President for University Advancement
704-337-2316
bullockj@queens.edu

James has more than 23 years of in-depth fundraising experience in higher education. In his role as Vice President for University Advancement at Queens, James provides strategic oversight of the University's advancement program, including its critical development and capital fundraising initiatives.  Prior to coming to Queens, James served as Vice President of University Advancement at Wake Forest University, where he led an office of more than 75 alumni, development, marketing and communications professionals. As director of the Campaign for Wake Forest from 1999 to 2006, James led a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to a record-setting landmark - surpassing the University's $600 million goal by more than $89 million. James earned his BA (1985) and MBA (1995) from Wake Forest University.  A frequent speaker on capital campaigns and planned giving at Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conferences, James is also an active member of several civic and professional organizations, including CASE, the Center for Congressional Health, and the Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dr.  Goke-Pariola

Dr.  Abiodun "G-P" Goke-Pariola
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
704-337-2492 
G-P@queens.edu

Dr. Abiodun "G-P" Goke-Pariola came to Queens from his previous position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. He was previously Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Professor of English at Berry College, in Rome, Ga.  Before then, he had worked as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs & Professor of English at Georgia Southern University.  He has held faculty and administrative positions at other universities in the United States and abroad. His scholarly articles have appeared in leading journals in English language studies, linguistics, African Studies, and international education. His book, The Role of Language in the Struggle for Power and Legitimacy in Africa, focuses on the political sociology of language in multilingual and multicultural African nations. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Ife, Nigeria, and his doctorate in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols
Vice President for Campus Planning and Services
704-337-2340 
nicholsb@queens.edu

Nichols came aboard the Queens team in June 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture.  Nichols was a partner with Lee-Nichols Architecture, the winner of prestigious Kamphoefner Prize in 1996 and the Firm Award from AIA North Carolina in 2000. His firm specialized in university projects constructing buildings on most of the university campuses in North Carolina. Nichols developed the campus master plans for UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, Appalachian State University, the Mint Museum of Art and Charlotte Country Day School.  Nichols has been very active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as President of AIA North Carolina in 1994.  He was President of the NC Architectural Foundation from 1996-1997.  Also, he is a member of the Association of University Architects (AUA) and the Society of College & University Planners (SCUP).  He has been involved with the Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America for many years, is an Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver award in 2004.  Currently he is on the executive committee of the council serving as Vice President of Properties.

Matt Packey

Matt Packey
CFO and Vice President for Administration
704-337-2375
packeym@queens.edu

Packey joined Queens as chief financial officer and vice president for administration in June 2010.  His past experience includes seven years with a “Big 4” accounting firm and fourteen years with public and private companies in various financial leadership roles including controller, VP of financial reporting, chief accounting officer and chief financial officer.  Matt is a CPA, licensed in North Carolina and is an honors graduate from the University of Akron, holding a BS-Accounting degree.  

Dr. Brian Ralph

Dr. Brian Ralph
Vice President for Enrollment Management
704-337-2445 
ralphb@queens.edu

In April 2003, Dr. Ralph joined the Queens staff as vice president for Enrollment Management, which includes traditional undergraduate admissions, athletics, student financial services, student life, and retention. Previously, he served as vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Bethany College in Bethany, WV. He is also a senior associate consultant with Noel-Levitz, Inc., the largest enrollment management consulting firm in the world, where he specializes in strategic enrollment planning.  He received his B.S. from Bloomsburg University, followed by an M.B.A. and a doctorate of philosophy from Ohio University.  Dr. Ralph is an alumnus of Leadership Charlotte and is engaged in a variety of community activities including board membership with the Morrison YMCA (where he also chairs the health and wellness committee) and the Gathering Church.  He also serves on the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission's events committee.
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