Maribel Carrion is the Executive Director of Student Administration and Enterprise Reporting in the Information Technology Services (ITS) organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she supports the software that drives students’ academic lifecycle. She is involved in all the processes used by students from the time they apply to the university and register for classes through when they graduate and come back to ask for a transcript. She also supports the enterprise data warehouse and reporting for the campus.
Maribel has more than 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions for a wide variety of customers, including roles supporting software in global environments. Past roles had her living in Mexico and Singapore, as well as managing teams in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. She returned to the Chapel Hill area in 2000, and joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009. Maribel holds a BS in Mathematics and an MBA, both from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Maribel’s global experiences began at a young age. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she began her travels as an “Army brat” when she was less than a year old. Her family would go on to live in North Carolina, Germany, Florida, Panama, Puerto Rico and then back to North Carolina. She credits this background for creating a lasting curiosity for the cultures, languages and arts in different parts of the world. In today’s environment, she feels it is important for all young people to have some type of experience that exposes them to the global environment – especially those that can least afford it.
As a result, she has worked with the Center for Global Initiatives to create those opportunities through the Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program. She also supports the Carolina Performing Arts’ Student Angel Fund, which ensures that students have access to artists and performances from around the world here at UNC, regardless of their ability to pay.