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Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on leading Carolina

Kevin Guskiewicz was appointed interim chancellor by UNC System Interim President Bill Roper on Wednesday. Guskiewicz will assume his chancellor responsibilities immediately.

Old Well
The Old Well. Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community:

I am grateful that UNC System Interim President Bill Roper has asked me to serve as chancellor until a permanent leader is hired. It is a privilege to lead Carolina, the institution I love and have called home for nearly 24 years. The promise of what we will accomplish together energizes and excites me.

We will build on our current momentum — the Campaign for Carolina has just surpassed the $2.4 billion mark, research funding has reached new highs, and we received a record-setting 44,784 undergraduate admissions applications for the class of 2023.

Much of this success is possible thanks to our community of bright students, outstanding faculty and dedicated staff. I am inspired each day by the commitment, imagination and brilliance that take place across our community. Our leadership team is strong, and I respect all that they do to advance the University.

During the coming weeks, I will meet with students, faculty and staff to hear what’s on your minds. In the meantime, please follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @KevinGuskiewicz.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Interim Chancellor