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Cindy Barr

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, Enrollment Management and Services

Harris Hall 1008C


Cindy Barr serves as vice provost for strategic initiatives and chief of staff in Enrollment Management and Services (EMAS) at NC State University. In this role, Barr is responsible for providing counsel and support for EMAS staff and units, and serving as a liaison between EMAS and NC State’s colleges, divisions, university leaders, partners and external constituents. She assists campus leadership in developing enrollment management and services best practices and universitywide initiatives to achieve the university’s strategic vision for recruiting, enrolling, supporting and retaining a talented, diverse student body. 

Barr maintains direct responsibility for advancing divisional efforts related to marketing and communications to support the recruitment and retention of students. She also provides analytical support and leadership on a variety of projects for the senior vice provost and will oversee the Parents and Families Services program. Barr is a highly experienced administrator and most recently served as associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Appalachian State University.

Barr received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from East Carolina University, her Master of Arts in clinical and community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Appalachian State University. She is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors.