Associate Vice Chancellor
Don Hobart oversees the Office of Research Communications and the Office of Federal Affairs.
Layla Dowdy develops and executes communication strategy for the ORC that increases awareness of the value and impact of Carolina’s research accomplishments.
Darren Abrecht administers the UNC Research and Endeavors websites. He provides content and technical support for web contributors throughout the Research division.
Alyssa LaFaro edits, writes, and produces visual content for Endeavors; manages both ORC newsletters; and assists with the development of ORC’s digital platforms.
Mary Lide Parker
Mary Lide Parker writes for Endeavors and other publications on campus. As a photographer and video producer, she also creates visual content for Endeavors.
Corina Cudebec designs print and digital collateral for ORC and provides visual content and support for UNC Research and Endeavors websites.
Ellaina Smith aids the process of production for Endeavors and ORC publications. She performs a multitude of tasks, including transcription of interviews, involvement in staff workshops, and website formatting.