Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephen Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has led the selection and recruitment of the undergraduate student body at Carolina since September 2004. During this time, UNC-Chapel Hill has established new records for the quality and the diversity of its entering classes. It has also established a national reputation for admissions and enrollment practices that are humane, thoughtful, and educationally sound.
In addition to his work in admissions and enrollment, Farmer has founded two nationally recognized programs that foster access and success for low-income students. The C-STEP program helps students from community colleges transfer to Carolina and graduate on time. The Carolina College Advising Corps places recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduates as full-time college advisers in 58 underserved schools statewide, with the aim of encouraging low-income students to complete admissions and financial-aid applications and enroll in colleges that will serve them well.
As vice provost, Farmer serves on the cabinets of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. In 2010 he received the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes faculty and staff for “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” to the University.
Born and raised in rural Virginia, Farmer holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Duke University, where he was an A. B. Duke Scholar.