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Carol Oliff


Bachelor of Arts, Sociology & Psychology






Carol Oliff is Executive Director of Academic Programs at the Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies (SPS) working with the business side of the SPS academic program portfolio. Her role includes working closely with academic and industry expertise. Integrating these two elements, Carol facilitates the development of impactful, market-based programs and industry advisory boards that have an active, ongoing role with the programs, participants, and outcomes.  With an academic background in sociology and psychology , Carol has worked with Wake Forest in various leadership and administrative roles over the past 13 years. Some of these roles have included leading the professional MBA programs in Charlotte, developing new programs with the medical school, and exploring new learning gateways to the university such as professional certificates. International experience includes  MBA and executive coaching with IMD in Switzerland.

Professionally, Carol appreciates diversity, innovation, and rich discussion regarding learning and higher ed.  Personally – she enjoys the same elements in food, travel, art, and music – best shared with family and friends.


Carol Oliff

Executive Director, Academic Programs

Wake Forest University