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News Release

For immediate use

Oct. 12, 2007

Chancellor’s Search Committee to hold
forums Oct. 26, 30 for campus, public

CHAPEL HILL – The search committee seeking a successor for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will hold forums Oct. 26 and 30 for people to share opinions about what they hope to see in the next chancellor.

Members of the search committee want to hear opinions about the qualifications needed in the next chancellor. The forums are open to anyone, but the search committee has designated the Oct. 26 forum for alumni, local elected officials and local residents. The Oct. 30 forum will target faculty, staff and students.

Approximate times have been designated for the various groups to help the search committee organize the comments and suggestions offered by speakers.  Preference will be given during each time period to representatives of the group scheduled for that period, but others will have the opportunity to speak if there is unused time remaining at the end of a scheduled session.  Speakers should arrive ahead of time to sign up.  

Details about each forum follow.

Oct. 26. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dogwood Room at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. Parking will be available at the Friday Center. The following times have been designated.

1 p.m.UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors and General Alumni Association.

1:30 p.m. Officers of the University’s affiliated foundations.

2 p.m. UNC-Chapel Hill alumni.

2:30 p.m. Local elected officials and local residents.

3 p.m. Members of the general public.

Oct. 30. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Chancellor’s Ballroom at the Carolina Inn. The Carolina Inn is convenient from major campus routes served by Chapel Hill Transit. The following times have been designated:

1 p.m. Members of the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty.

2 p.m. UNC-Chapel Hill staff.

3 p.m. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

If an additional forum is needed, it will be scheduled for Nov. 2.

“These forums are an opportunity for people to share ideas and thoughts about the next chancellor directly with members of the search committee in a face-to-face setting,” said search committee chair Nelson Schwab III. “We want to hear from people with opinions about the qualities and qualifications the next chancellor should have. It’s an important part of this process.”  

Anyone unable to attend the forums may send opinions as well as nominate candidates by sending an email to or writing to Chancellor Search Committee, P.O. Box 229, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0229.

For more information about the search and details about the committee, go to


Contact:  Mike McFarland, (919) 962-8593,, or Lisa Katz, (919) 962-2093,