Jessica Brinker, Interim Director, Friday Center for Continuing Education
The Friday Center director provides administrative oversight for all of the Center’s programs and services. The director of Credit Programs provides leadership and strategic oversight for the Center’s portfolio of credit-granting programs including Carolina Courses Online, Part-Time Classroom Studies, and UNC Core. Additionally, the director of Credit Programs is responsible for the relationship and collaboration between Friday Center Credit Programs and UNC-Chapel Hill academic departments.
Jessica joins the Friday Center after six years at UNC-Chapel Hill, working most recently as the Operations Director for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the School of Government, as well as previously working at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to develop and launch online formats of existing on-campus programs. Prior experience includes undergraduate academic advising, student government and student organization advising, and management of a campus framework for student organization recognition, both at Duke University and Ohio State University. She has a MA in Higher Education Administration from Ohio State University and a BS in Business Management from North Carolina State University.