ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte provide the University with a fully-integrated administrative infrastructure supporting efficient and effective business operations. These technologies are part of the Enterprise Applications division of Information Technology Services (ITS).


ConnectCarolina is using Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (student systems) module for admissions, financial aid, student records and student financials. PeopleSoft will also be used for the future implementation of HR and Finance modules.

Contact information:

Fran Dykstra
AVC for Enterprise Applications
Email: fdykstra[at]
Phone: 919.962.5065

Maribel Carrion
Senior Director, Campus Solutions
E-mail: mcarrion[at]
Phone: 919.962.5016

Don Hepp
Senior Director, HR and Finance Applications
Email: dhepp[at]
Phone: 919.843.4148

Questions & Help

For general questions about ConnectCarolina: connectcarolina_info[at]

If you have a technical or access question or problem, please go to and submit a new help request. For technical assistance with ConnectCarolina, in the first dropdown box, choose ConnectCarolina; in the additional boxes, choose the appropriate options for your issue.

Campus Involvement

The ConnectCarolina project is made possible by the involvement of hundreds of individuals from across the University who are working and/or advising on all phases of the project to ensure that the needs of the entire community are addressed.

The ConnectCarolina Sponsors provide executive leadership, strategic direction and communicate project status at a senior level (e.g., Dean’s Council, Faculty Council, etc.).

The ConnectCarolina Stakeholders represent each of the affected functional areas and consult with appropriate personnel throughout the University as needed.

University experts from the affected campus offices serve as subject matter experts (SMEs). These experts guide the configuration of PeopleSoft for the University’s needs through a close working relationship with ITS functional and technical analysts and developers. The ConnectCarolina team is comprised of these SMEs and ITS personnel.

Advisory groups, with members drawn from all of the schools and many campus units, also guide the ConnectCarolina team as the software is developed.