Louise Spieler works closely with the school's senior academic officers and administrative staff to incubate and implement strategic initiatives in collaboration with the dean.  

Spieler oversees a wide range of activities including global and immersive programs and career services in the Undergraduate Hub; more than 100 extracurricular, internship, immersive and special activity funds; and plans for the new $10 million Curtis Media Center.  Her portfolio includes working with key UNC Hussman-based programs, including the $4 million Knight Foundation-funded Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, the Reese Innovation Lab and the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program. Spieler also advises the school's finance, human resources and information technology areas. Prior to 2014, she managed the school's e-learning programs, including launching the online M.A. in Digital Communication.

Spieler serves on the boards of Carolina Public Press and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and is a member of the UNC Global Affairs Leadership Group and the Provost Committee on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity.

Spieler joined the school in 2004. Previously, she held senior management positions with national trade and professional associations in Washington, D.C. and with the Council of State Governments in Lexington, Kentucky. She also co-owned The News-Record, the county newspaper in Marshall, North Carolina.


  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill