Wendy Gratz Borman joined the school in April 2015 after a decade as the assistant dean for external relations at the UNC School of Education, where she was responsible for cultivating support among key constituencies and collaborating with faculty and staff to help strengthen schools and communities across North Carolina.

Borman has worked at UNC since 2000. From 2000-03, she was director of development for the School of Education, where she orchestrated the largest capital campaign in the school’s history. From 2003-05, she worked in the University’s Office of Development as a major gifts officer. She returned to the School of Education in 2005 as assistant dean for external relations.

Before coming to Carolina, Borman was vice president for institutional advancement at Manchester College. Her other experience includes 10 years in various posts at Carnegie Mellon University, including director of development for the H. J. Heinz III School of Public Affairs, assistant director of the Development Division and Campaign for Carnegie Mellon and associate director for alumni relations.


  • M.P.A., Indiana University
  • B.S., Manchester College