Emily Gangi

Associate Director, Carolina Center for Public Service

Emily Gangi works closely with the director and staff of the Carolina Center for Public Service to carry out the principal functions of the Center, including administration, program planning and management, communications, assessment and evaluation, and resource development. Gangi received her bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, she served as student body vice president and, while in the Master’s in Public Administration program, was chief of staff of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. Prior to joining the Center for Public Service, she directed strategic planning for the North Carolina Community College System and spent eight years at Western Piedmont Community College in a variety of positions, including vice president for student development and executive director of Western Piedmont Foundation. She served on the Hildebran Town Council, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Advisory Panel, and the board of directors of Burke Economic Development Council, Blue Ridge Healthcare Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Burke County. Gangi received the UNC Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2009.