Leadership

Connecting. Challenging. Championing. For more than two centuries, Carolina’s visionaries have steered the University forward by asking for excellence from its students, faculty and staff – and promising the same in return. Meet the leaders who continue this legacy.

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees site at a table.

Strong guidance, responsive stewardship and sound decision-making: The Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the flagship campus of the UNC System, provides all these actions as it works to ensure that the University serves the people of North Carolina. The 13-person board advises the UNC Board of Governors on behalf of Carolina and advises the chancellor on issues of campus management and development, advancing excellence that will benefit Carolina’s students, the state and all the member institutions of the UNC System for years to come.

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Interim Chancellor

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz talks at the Board of Trustees meeting.

 

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and a world-renowned researcher, is the interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before becoming interim chancellor, Guskiewicz served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January 2016, overseeing the largest academic institution at Carolina.

As dean, he championed the use of high-structure active learning techniques, and the University became a national leader in implementing these evidence-based, highly effective strategies. He increased experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students, such as study abroad opportunities, academic internships, hands-on research and service learning experiences.

As interim chancellor, Guskiewicz will build on the University’s current momentum — the Campaign for Carolina has just surpassed the $2.4 billion mark, research funding has reached new highs and the University received a record-setting 44,784 first-year admissions applications for the class of 2023.

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Provost

Bob Blouin in meeting.Robert A. “Bob” Blouin is Carolina’s executive vice chancellor and provost. The provost serves as the chief operating officer of the University and works in unison with the chancellor to lead critically important pan-university initiatives. The provost also has oversight responsibilities for budget and planning.

Blouin plays a central leadership role in implementing Carolina’s first-ever strategic framework, an initiative that will guide University growth over the next decade. He believes a key mission of the provost is to ensure Carolina attracts, develops and retains leading faculty members focused on preparing students for success in a rapidly changing global economy.

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