Administration and Organizational Structure

The Carolina Population Center has been led by the following individuals who have been appointed Director or Acting Director. Select the column heading to resort this list by Name, CPC Title, UNC Academic Department, Start Year, or End Year.

Name CPC Title UNC Academic Department Directorship Start Year Directorship End Year
Freymann, Moye Wicks Director Health Administration 1966 1974
Hall, Thomas L. Acting Director Health Administration 1974 1975
Hall, Thomas L. Director Health Administration 1975 1977
Udry, J. Richard Acting Director Sociology, Maternal and Child Health 1977 1977
Udry, J. Richard Director Sociology, Maternal and Child Health 1977 1992
Rindfuss, Ronald R. Director Sociology 1992 1997
Tsui, Amy Director Maternal and Child Health 1997 2002
Udry, J. Richard Acting Director Sociology, Maternal and Child Health 2002 2002
Entwisle, Barbara Director Sociology 2002 present

The position of CPC Deputy Director has been part of CPC Administration intermittently over the years. Thomas L. Hall was Deputy Director to Moye Freymann before being appointed Acting Director in 1974. Amy Tsui was Deputy Director to J. Richard Udry from 1987 to 1991, with primary oversight of the training program. When Tsui resigned, the position was not filled for well over a decade. After a reorganization led by Director Barbara Entwisle in 2005, Nancy Dole became Deputy Director for Research Services.

CPC’s organizational structure has changed over the years, reflecting changes at the University level, CPC’s transition from technical assistance activities to research, and the broadening of the services provided to support research at CPC. Below are links to Freymann’s conceptualization of CPC’s structure, followed by some organizational charts, accompanied by a description of the primary organizational changes.

1966 Conceptualization of CPC

Moye Wicks Freymann, CPC's first Director, presented his concept of how CPC worked with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the state of North Carolina, and CPC's country programs.

1970 Proposed Organizational Chart

The Director, reporting to the Chancellor, had primary oversight of the services provided by the National Programs Office, the International Programs Office, and Technical Materials Office. The Director was supported by the Deputy Director, the Associate Director of Financial Development, and Associate Director of Administration.

In this proposed organizational structure, the Deputy Director would supervise research activities, which were organized by “program areas” such as Family Planning Development, Population Policy, Family Dynamics, and others. The Deputy Director would also be responsible for academic programs. 

1973 CPC Organizational Chart

This was the actual organizational structure of the early 1970s.  The Director reported to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Cecil Sheps, and had several different advisory bodies: Policy Board, Academic Programs Council, and Leadership Council. The Leadership Council, a group of public leaders, was first chaired by Hon. John M. Belk, Mayor of Charlotte. Shearon Harris was also a member of the Council, which was disbanded around 1975.

CPC’s Special Project Units provided technical assistance and related projects in the U.S. and abroad. Faculty associates had academic appointments and trainees were enrolled in classes of the University schools and departments, Anthropology to Zoology.

The Academic Programs Office (APO) handled the Center’s educational functions: development of interdisciplinary courses on population topics and coordinating and sponsoring seminars, workshops, and conferences.

The State Services Office (SSO) organized and provided training to North Carolina nurses, mental health workers, and other health care providers on providing family planning services. It also developed and made available the NC Files, an extensive resource of information on clinics and family planning programs in the state of North Carolina at that time.

The International Programs Office (IPO) enabled CPC staff to support its numerous international projects, and also coordinated area study groups and provided support for overseas training programs.

Demographic Research and Services provided demographic analysis and research support to CPC projects and to students and faculty studying population.

Technical Information Services (TIS) included the CPC library and provided training and support to the population information community, especially to those overseas with fewer resources. TIS also developed a thesaurus of population terms to aid in cataloging and indexing population materials.

The Communications and Planning Office coordinated the development of publications on providing technical assistance activities, conducting population research and disseminating findings from the research, and developing a population education curriculum. CPC was the publisher of these materials.

1978 CPC Organizational Chart

This was the organizational structure of the Center shortly after Udry was appointed Director. The Director reported to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Christopher Columbus Fordham. The Director continued to receive guidance from the Academic Programs Council and the Policy Board.

The Fellows program, introduced in 1977, appeared in this structure. CPC services were organized into the APO (Academic Programs Office, including the training program), Research Services (including administration, library, publications, and data services), and the International Programs Office (which included U.S. Programs Office and project support).

1983 CPC Organizational Chart

This organizational chart reflects additional structural changes made by Udry to CPC operations after being appointed Director in 1977. Of the changes, Udry wrote “One of the main themes of the reorganization has been integration of core services and creation of a Centerwide network of automated services.”  Services were organized into: Administration, Computer Services, Population Library, Editorial Services, and Statistical Consultants.

The Fellows Assembly was and is composed of all Fellows.  Fellows also served on the Advisory Council and the Training Committee. The Director continued to report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, James R. Turner.

1988 CPC Organizational Chart

Although the charts look somewhat different, there was little change in the organization of the Center between 1983 and 1988.  Services remained Administration, Editorial, Computer Services, Library, and Statistical Services. Coordination of the training program was added at the level of the core services. The 1988 chart shows the Managers’ Group, which included the head or manager of each core service, who informed and advised the Director. The Deputy Director position was added, as were project staff and trainees. The Center’s placement within the University remained the same, with the Director continuing to report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, H. Garland Hershey.

1995 CPC Organizational Chart

The chart for 1995 is very similar to the chart for 1988.  The Director continued to report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. The services of Administration, Computer Services, Statistical Services, and the Training Coordinator position continued, and a new core service, Spatial Analysis, was added. In addition, Information Services was created to include the library and editorial services. 

2000 CPC Organizational Chart

A change in the administrative structure of the University meant that the CPC Director reported to the Associate Provost for Health Affairs. The Deputy Director was no longer a part of the structure. Services continued to include Administration, Computer Services, Spatial Analysis, Statistical Services, and the Training Coordinator position. A new core, Biomedical Services, was added. Graphics Services was moved to the Information Services core.

2004 CPC Organizational Chart

This organizational chart was submitted with CPC’s first R24 application.  The only real difference from the 2000 chart was a change in the reporting lines for the Director, who reported to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Tony Waldrop. Core services remained unchanged.

2006 CPC Organizational Chart

In July 2005, Barbara Entwisle reorganized core research services. This organizational chart was submitted with the R24 progress report in March 2006. The Deputy Director for Research Services position, held by Nancy Dole, was created and oversees the Research Services units: Research Programming, Library, Publications and Graphics, Web Services, Data Support Services, Reporting and Proposals, Systems and User Services, and Spatial Analysis. Spatial Analysis is also one of the consulting cores, along with Biomedical and Statistical Services.  The rest of the structure remains unchanged. The position of Associate Director for Finance and Administration, held by Tom Heath, oversees the administrative functions of Financial Services, General Services, and Support Services. The training program is distinct from the core services, and is led by Jan Hendrickson-Smith. Advisory Groups of the Fellows, Advisory Council, and the Training Committee continue.

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