Senior Leadership Team
Vice President for University Advancement and Athletics
James Bullock is the Vice President for University Advancement and Athletics at Queens University of Charlotte and is the founder of Bullock Development Consulting. He has more than 30 years of fundraising experience working with colleges and universities, independent schools, religious and healthcare organizations both professionally and in a volunteer capacity. James joined Queens in 2008 where he leads a team of 18 alumni relations and development professionals. In 2011, Queens completed the Investing in Queens' Future campaign one year ahead of schedule with more than $110 million committed toward a $100 million goal. Queens has been recognized twice by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) as one of 20 universities nationally for excellence in fundraising. Active in many civic and professional organizations over the years, James has served six years as a trustee of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, a three-term member of the board of directors for CASE District III, and is a founding board member of the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership. James earned his BA (1985) and MBA (1995) from Wake Forest University.
María del Carmen Flores-Mills
Vice President of Student Engagement and Dean of Students
María del Carmen Flores-Mills is the vice president of student engagement and dean of students at Queens University of Charlotte. Flores-Mills, who joined Queens in 2019, maximizes the Queens’ student experience and oversees the student and campus programming teams. She has achieved national recognition throughout her 23-year career for her student engagement programs and strong diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Flores-Mills’ career began as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, and continued as she took on leadership positions at DePauw University, Franklin & Marshall College and at Princeton University where she had a 13-year tenure. Prior to joining Queens, Flores-Mills worked at Colgate University where she led the cultural center, LGBTQ+ initiatives, fraternity and sorority life, the center for leadership and student involvement, the chaplain’s office and the wellness institute. Flores-Mills graduated with distinction from Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor of arts in Spanish and education. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Iowa College of Law.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sarah Fatherly is the chief academic officer for Queens University of Charlotte, overseeing all academic programs and services. With over fifteen years of experience in academic administration, she joined Queens in 2012 as Associate Provost & Dean of University Programs and moved into the Provost role in 2017. Under her leadership, the University has realized a significant improvement in its retention rate and a revitalization of its signature student experiences including general education, internship and career initiatives, and international education. She co-authored a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions program that resulted in Queens receiving a $2.2 million grant. Prior to coming to Queens, Fatherly served in a variety of roles at Otterbein University. She has published and presented widely on scaling high-impact practices, curriculum innovation, and campus partnerships for student success. Fatherly earned the B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in United States History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specialization in early American and women’s history.
Vice President, Enrollment Management and Marketing
Jen Johnson is a marketing strategist with 18+ years of experience in the fields of higher education, media and health and human services. She has experience building teams and leading major organization change initiatives. Jen is currently the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at Queens where she leads the teams responsible for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, creative services, digital media, communication, and marketing. She led the university's brand initiative which launched to the public in April of 2016. Prior to Queens, Jennifer led marketing for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, where she spearheaded pricing and brand projects. Early in her career, she worked in the field of journalism as a producer for WBTV News in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Duke in 1998, and graduated from Queens McColl School of Business in 2014 with a Master of Science in Executive Coaching. She is an active volunteer with Mecklenburg Community Church and serves on the Board of Education for Lake Norman Charter School. She is raising two boys—Drew and Chase—with her husband Adrian.
Richard M. Majerus
Vice President for Strategy and Planning
Richard Majerus, the vice president for planning and strategy at Queens University of Charlotte, leverages data, technology, partnerships and human capital to enhance the university’s revenue and efficiency. Majerus joined Queens in 2019 and leads the institutional research and human resource teams. His decade of higher education experience has ranged from serving as principal of a data science and strategy startup to assistant dean of admissions and assistant vice president of donor relations and advancement strategy. Majerus is a nationally recognized higher education data science and technology expert. He served as chair of OverDRIVE, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement’s data science conference and DRIVE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s data science conference planning committee. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carleton College, Majerus earned his master’s in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
CFO and Vice President for Administration
Matt joined Queens as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administration in June 2010. In this wide-ranging role he leads the business office which includes finance, accounting, payroll, student financial services, treasury and risk management. Matt also provides oversight for our administrative support departments including information technology, public safety and campus police as well as parking and transportation. And finally, Matt leads our auxiliary vendor services including campus services, dining services, the bookstore and the mail room/copy center. His past experience includes seven years with a "Big 4" accounting firm and 14 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 in Accounting. Matt is actively involved in a youth mentoring organization called Trips-for-Kids.