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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

  • Moving forward with boldness

    Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz took his oath of office Sunday afternoon at a physically distanced ceremony in Memorial Hall.

  • Spring calendar and Winter Commencement updates

    The start of the spring semester has been delayed until Jan. 19. Winter Commencement has been postponed with the hope to hold a commencement next spring, which includes spring 2020 and winter 2020 graduates, in addition to our planned spring 2021 graduates.

  • The Old Well with tree branches in the foreground and South Building in the background on a sunny day

    Carolina Together

    Find information about the Roadmap for Fall 2020 at the Carolina Together website. Please continue to check this site for frequent updates.