Dr. Erika Latty
President of the UC Enterprise
Dr. Erika Latty is the President of the UC Enterprise [PoE] and Chief Academic Officer [CAO] of Unity Environmental University. Dr. Latty provides first-among-equals leadership and oversight for five of Unity Environmental University’s Functional Areas: Academics; Student Success; Facilities; Organizational Effectiveness; and Information Technology and the Centralized Units under their purview. She also oversees the decentralized policies. She is responsible for ensuring compliance, quality control, academic standards and assessment, and consistent management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Dr. Erika Latty, Professor of Botany, is a forest ecologist who specializes in the effects of introduced tree disease on forest structure. She holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University.
Prior to assuming her current position in June of 2021, Erika served as Unity Environmental University’s Chief Learning Officer [CLO] [August 2019 – June 2021]. She has also served as the University’s CAO since April of 2017. She has held additional leadership roles at Unity Environmental University including Dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship [July of 2016 – April of 2017], Center Director and faculty leader.
Before coming to Unity Environmental University in 2007, Dr. Latty was Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Prior to that she was a Research Associate at University Wisconsin-Madison.