Jermyn Davis

UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean’s Fellows Program

An Extraordinary Leadership Experience

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean’s Fellows represent the best talent in their class and emerge as leaders prepared to drive results. Dean’s Fellows have numerous opportunities to hone their leadership skills and challenge themselves to grow. They take on numerous projects and have extra opportunities to interact with and learn from UNC faculty, staff, alumni and distinguished guests. Program benefits include:


  • Career & Leadership educates recruiters about the Dean’s Fellow Program
  • Career & Leadership creates an electronic Dean’s Fellow Résumé Book


Dean’s Fellows are mentored by members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community. Events include:

  • Dean’s Fellows Cohort Retreat
  • Networking with UNC leaders and business guests through the Dean’s Speaker Series
  • Student-initiated socials throughout the year
  • Second-year Dean’s Fellows Send-Off Brunch hosted by Dean Shackelford

Giving Back

Fellows have the opportunity to work on projects selected by the dean and his senior, providing opportunities to give back, grow personally and strengthen their leadership skills. Previous Dean’s Fellows projects include:

  • Enhancing the MBA Core Curriculum.
  • Recommending new academic concentrations and enrichment areas such as healthcare and data analytics.
  • Analyzing and recommending global learning experiences.

Become a Dean’s Fellow

The Fellowship Selection Committee typically chooses 30 students from each class to be Dean’s Fellows. Incoming MBA students are automatically considered for fellowships; there is no application. To learn more about the program, please contact  Amanda Williams, Associate Director, MBA Dean’s Fellows.

Dean’s Fellows Profiles

Dean’s Fellows Student Committee

Our Student Committee works alongside business school leadership to shape the direction of the Dean’s Fellows program. The committee designs events, assists with first year Dean’s Fellows projects, and facilitates engagement between first- and second-year Fellows.

Alumni Stories

Brittany Gulledge (MBA ’16)
Senior Market Access Manager, GlaxoSmithKline New Zealand
View Brittany’s LinkedIn profile

“The Dean’s Fellows Program has been very beneficial to me personally in three ways. First, it has allowed me to spend time connecting with the most impressive students at Kenan-Flagler in my year as well as the years above and below me through social events. Second, it has provided me with an opportunity to give back to the school through a Dean’s Fellows Project, which shows that the school values my recommendations and gave me a great project to speak about with potential recruiters. Third, it gave me greater access to recruiters because my résumé was published in a Dean’s Fellows Résumé Book that showcases the best and brightest of Kenan-Flagler.”

Rodrigo Aquino (MBA ’16)
Team Leader, Bain & Company
View Rodrigo’s LinkedIn profile

“The Program enabled me to develop myself tremendously, both from a leadership and a skillset perspective, while giving back to the School and making a mark on this very special place called UNC Kenan-Flagler.”

Kyle Gibler (MBA ’13)
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
View Kyle’s LinkedIn profile

“The Dean’s Fellows Program both attracted me to Kenan-Flagler and enriched my time as a student. Through frequent social events, opportunities to connect to leaders in academia and industry, and an exciting practicum, the Dean’s Fellows Program provided me both a strong network and lifelong friends.”

LeVert Novak (MBA ’17)
Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon
View LeVert’s LinkedIn profile

“The Dean’s Fellows embody a commitment to excellence, service and humility. I consider it an honor to have this distinction and I seek to add to the legacy of accomplishments of those who have been distinguished before me.”

Pranav Pimpley (MBA ’17)
Business Manager, Capital One
View Pranav’s LinkedIn profile

“Being a part of the Dean’s Fellows program helped me make meaningful connections at Kenan-Flagler and the UNC community. Working on a project to improve the business program and having a lasting impact on the business school is a fulfilling experience as well.”