Michelle Sol%C3%A9r is the research and development lead for competency-based education for the University of North Carolina. Her work helps to clear the path for institutions across UNC's 17 campuses as faculty and staff consider, design, and implement competency-based degree programs, certificates, and other credentials. Sol%C3%A9r provides assessment strategies, business modeling assistance, communication and program development support, and curricular redesign strategies toward the successful launch and implementation of campus programs investigating student mastery of learning objectives at a personalized pace. She assists staff and faculty across the system in support of online and alternative learning pedagogies. Sol%C3%A9r earned a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business, and the PhD in Education, Cultural Studies from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a past fellow in the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning co-sponsored by Penn State World Campus and the Online Learning Consortium, and also a past fellow from the Educational Policy Program, Institute for Educational Leadership in Raleigh, NC, and Washington DC.