UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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About Us

Our Vision

  • To be the #1 Action Based Learning program in the world for domestic, global and virtual projects.

Our Mission

  • To provide unique and powerful learning experiences that result in decisive insights for sponsoring organizations.

Our Goals

  • To develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills of participating MBA and Undergraduate students by providing a real consulting engagement experience.
  • To attract corporate partners who recruit at UNC and that provide projects that will be valued by recruits.
  • To deliver decisive insights and actionable, fact-based recommendations in scope, on time and with excellence to STAR corporate partners that will significantly improve their organization’s performance.

Our Team

STAR is an action-based learning program with experiential learning projects that give students a real consulting experience while enrolled at Kenan-Flagler.  We love teamwork at STAR and want to introduce our team - all of the faculty, staff and students who support STAR’s success. 

STAR Leadership Team

  • Nick Didow

    Dr. Nick Didow

    Director of STAR
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  • Karin Cochran

    Karin R. Cochran

    Director of STAR
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  • Patricia Wilkerson

    Patricia Wilkerson

    STAR Program Manager
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  • Paul Friga

    Paul N. Friga

    Corporate Partner Development
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Faculty Advisors

  • Steve Beisser

    Steve Beisser

    Sector Leader, Healthcare

  • Wendell Gilland

    Wendell Gilland

    Associate Professor of Operations

  • Carol Hee

    Carol Hee

    Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Randy Myer

    Randy Myer

    Professor of the Practice of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Richard Blackburn

    Dick Blackburn

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • Larry Chavis

    Larry Chavis

    Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Gary Clinton

    Gary Clinton

    Professor of the Practice Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Robert Fellows

    Bob Fellows

    Faculty Advisor
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  • John Fahlberg

    John Fahlberg

    Faculty Advisor

  • Pat Garner

    Patrick Garner

    Professor of the Practice Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Lynne Gerber

    Lynne Gerber

    Lecturer of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Meghan Gosk

    Meghan Gosk

    Associate Director, MBA Career Management

  • Chris Gosk

    Chris Gosk

    Faculty Advisor

  • Will Kuchta

    Will Kuchta

    Faculty Advisor

  • Tarun Kushwaha

    Tarun Kushwaha

    Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Kevin Leibel

    Kevin Leibel

    Professor of the Practice of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Ann Marucheck

    Ann Marucheck

    Professor of Operations

  • Shannon McKeen

    Shannon McKeen

    Faculty Advisor

  • Mark McNeilly

    Mark McNeilly

    Professor of the Practice of Marketing

  • Dave Roberts

    David Roberts

    Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • Ted Zoller

    Ted Zoller

    T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • doherty

    Jason Doherty

    Faculty Advisor

  • ceneviva

    John Ceneviva

    Faculty Advisor

  • Sriram Vekataraman

    Sriram Vekataraman

    Faculty Advisor

  • Gary McKenna

    Gary McKenna

    Faculty Advisor

  • Steve Jones

    Steve Jones

    Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • Jill Ridkky-Blackburn

    Jill Ridky-Blackburn

    Faculty Advisor

  • Noel Greis

    Noel Greis

    Faculty Advisor

  • Monica Nogueira

    Monica Nogueira

    Faculty Advisor