UNC Chapel Hill appoints new chancellor

Published: Dec. 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM EST
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A new leader has been tabbed to head UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz has been named chancellor. He served as interim chancellor since February 6th.

“I am humbled and honored to be named the 12th chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” said Chancellor Guskiewicz. “Carolina has been my home for almost 25 years, and I am grateful for this opportunity to serve every member of our community. My vision for Carolina is that we will move forward into the future with boldness and confidence because our work is vital for the people of our state, the nation and the world."

Guskiewicz took over for Carol Folt, who served as the university's chancellor from July 1, 2013 until the end of January of this year. He has also served as the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

“Kevin Guskiewicz possesses the leadership qualities needed to take Carolina forward: strength, poise, humility, vision, the strong proficiency to listen, and the ability to bring people together,” said Dr. Bill Roper, UNC System Interim President. “Throughout his distinguished career in higher education, Kevin has demonstrated a sustained track record of success. I have the utmost confidence that UNC-Chapel Hill will continue to flourish and prosper under his continued leadership.”

Guskiewicz will take on this role immediately.