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Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on new interim vice chancellor for Finance and Operations

Nate Knuffman, who has served as the senior associate (deputy) vice chancellor for Finance and Operations since October 2018, will now serve as the interim vice chancellor for the organization.

Nathan Knuffman
Nate Knuffman in 2018. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

I am pleased to share that Nate Knuffman will serve as Carolina’s interim vice chancellor for Finance and Operations, effective immediately.

An expert in financial and administrative management, Nate has served as senior associate (deputy) vice chancellor for Finance and Operations since October 2018, overseeing the Division’s strategic planning and data analysis functions to align Finance and Operations’ priorities with the University’s strategic plan, advising the vice chancellor, and managing various operational and administrative components of the Division of Finance and Operations, including the Service Center of Excellence.

Prior to joining Carolina, he served as vice president for financial planning and analysis at the UNC System Office, where he was a member of the senior team advising the UNC System President and supporting the UNC Board of Governors in finance and business matters. Previously, he served as the deputy director of the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic management of daily operations, change and organizational management, and preparation and oversight of the governor’s budget. Nate earned a master’s of public management from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Soon we will form a committee to lead a national search for the vice chancellor for Finance and Operations position. In the meantime, I’m confident Nate will continue to be a great counselor to our University leadership team. He is a tireless innovator who will help identify the opportunities to make Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good a reality, while also helping find solutions to address the challenges we will face in the months to come.

Please join me in thanking Nate for continuing to serve the University in this new role.


Kevin M. Guskiewicz