Nuñez-Wolff Joins School as Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

January 14, 2015

Tim Lucas, 919-613-8084,

DURHAM, N.C. – Charlotte Nuñez-Wolff today joined Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment as its first senior associate dean for finance and administration.

Nuñez-Wolff comes to the Nicholas School from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she had been associate dean for business and administration and treasurer of the UNC Public Health Foundation since 2008. Prior to that post, she held a variety of top administrative positions at Duke, including serving for six years as associate dean for resource planning at the Duke School of Medicine, and for four years as director of general administration and finance at the School of Divinity.

“Charlotte brings an extraordinary range of skills and experience to this new position, and a wonderful energy for the job and the mission of our school,” said Nicholas School Dean Alan R. Townsend. “We are fortunate to have her join our ranks.”

As senior associate dean for finance and administration, Nuñez-Wolff will oversee the Nicholas School’s operating budget and serve as primary advisor to the dean on administrative and business matters, including finance, human resources, facilities management, and instructional and information technology. Dean Townsend created the new senior administrative position in 2014 and appointed Nuñez-Wolff to the post following a national search.

Nuñez-Wolff earned an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, an M.A. in liberal studies from Duke in 1999, and a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in international studies in 1990.