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Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kevin Guskiewicz

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, is the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to his appointment as chancellor, Guskiewicz served as the interim chancellor from February 2019 until December 2019. In that role, he held over 25 listening and learning sessions with constituents across campus. He was instrumental in shaping Carolina’s new strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good that outlines a roadmap for the University’s priorities moving forward. He relaunched the Tar Heel Bus Tour with 90 faculty and campus leaders, demonstrating Carolina’s commitment to the state.

A Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, he has been a member of Carolina’s faculty since 1995. He is co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. Guskiewicz is a nationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions. He maintains an active research portfolio and is principal investigator or co-principal investigator on three active research grants totaling over $20 million. His groundbreaking work has garnered numerous awards and has influenced concussion guidelines in the NCAA and the NFL.

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Around campus

  • Installation Address: Happiness of a Rising Generation

    "We have a rising generation restless for change and a storied university committed to solving grand challenges. The question is whether we truly can be “student-focused” and give them the tools, support and knowledge they need to change the status quo. Having been here for 25 years, I know we can."

  • Update on spring 2021

    We will continue to provide flexibility and options for our community this spring. Students will be invited back to live and learn on campus, though on-campus housing will be reduced with only single-occupancy rooms, and faculty are preparing for both in-person and remote courses.

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    Year-end Message

    As the academic semester comes to a close, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz thanks the Carolina community for its hard work, dedication and commitment during the most difficult of circumstances.