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ChairCharles Streeter was elected Chair of the Employee Forum on June 5, 2013. He currently works as a database analyst with Student Affairs. He grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as an MBA from Pfeiffer University. Charles is an accomplished actor in local productions and has worked with the North Carolina Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Burning Coal, and Deep Dish Theatre. Charles is also one of three recipients of the Inaugural Kay Winjberg Hovious Award.
Vice ChairMichael Highland
SecretaryKaren Jenkins Karen Jenkins-Cheek has served on the Employee Forum for 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UNC-Wilmington. She has worked with the state for at least 18 years which includes employment with UNC Hospitals. As the University Parking Manager, she provides leadership and direction to units responsible for parking on campus. This is a collaborative effort with other divisions of Transportation and Parking in order to administer the guidelines that regulate campus parking.
TreasurerTammy Cox is the assistant dean for administration in the School of Information and Library Science. She manages all business operations for the school including strategic planning, financial management, contracts and grants, human resources, as well as student services. She came to UNC-CH in August 2009 after serving in a variety of chief financial officer roles during her seventeen years at North Carolina State University. Cox received the 2011 Chancellor’s Award in the category of Human Relations and currently serves as the Employee Forum treasurer. Cox is a certified research administrator and earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Mount Olive College where she graduated with highest honors. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration from East Carolina University.
ParliamentarianMatt McKirahan is a Program Support Associate at the School of Government. He provides program and course support for ten Program Managers and administrative support for over fifty faculty members. He came to UNC-Chapel Hill in February 2011 and has been awarded the School of Government Extra Mile Award and Collaboration Award for his efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Public Health Leadership certificate, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. Matthew McKirahan was elected to his first term as Parliamentarian in 2013 and currently sits on a number of Employee Forum committees, including co-Chair of the Education and Career Development committee.
Executive AssistantMatthew Banks is the executive assistant for the Employee Forum. He handles administrative duties including web maintenance, budget oversight, minutes and other correspondence, meeting planning, story production, issue tracking, and member recruitment. He came to the Forum in February 1995 after working in Chapel Hill as a waiter, baker, and groundskeeper. As a Reynolds Scholar, he earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Politics and a History minor from Wake Forest University in 1990. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the NC Central School of Law Evening Program in 2008. Banks attended the JFK School of Government graduate program at Harvard University from 1990-1991.

Staff Assembly Delegates

Shane HaleUniversity Library
James HolmanHousekeeping
Kirk MontgomeryEnergy Services
Charles StreeterStudent Affairs
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