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OE Team:

  • Nick SengstakenTransformation Manager
  • Rick Wernoski, Associate Vice Chancellor for Operational Excellence

Leadership Team: 

  • Mark McNeilly, Kenan-Flagler Business School 
  • Stanley Ahalt, Dean of the School of Data Science and Society
  • Richard Marks, Professor at the School of Data Science and Society
  • Rick Wernoski, Associate Vice Chancellor for Operational Excellence


  • Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology that is seeing widespread adoption. OE facilitated workshops to establish guidelines ensuring responsible and ethical utilization by University staff and administrative personnel.

Approach: FacilitationAdvisory

Project Dates: September 2023-October 2023

Project Update: The first phase of the project was completed in September 2023. OE is currently working with ITS and University leadership to develop an approach to testing AI and Gen AI use cases at Carolina.

  • Rick Wernoski, Operational Excellence [Co-Chair]
  • Katie Musgrove, Employee Forum [Co-Chair]
  • Matthew Teal, Office of Ethics and Policy [Co-Chair]
  • Juan Ramirez, School of Data Science & Society
  • Mark McNeilly, Generative AI Committee & Kenan-Flagler School of Business
  • Rachell Underhill, The Graduate School
  • Beth Keith, University Communications
  • David Churchill, University Development
  • Carly Perin, Finance & Operations
  • Chelsea Donahue, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
  • Lauren Partin, School of Government
  • Katie Nolan, Office of Human Resources
  • Kristen Young, School of Data Science and Society
  • Lynn Williford, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Quinton Johnson, Institutional Integrity and Risk Management
  • Jonathan Sauls, Student Affairs