Chancellor's Fellows Program
Established in 2014, the Chancellor’s Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for talented graduating seniors interested in a career in public service to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution.
Fellows explore the policies, practices and operations of a large public research university. In a project-based format, fellows complete one or more year-long project as well as shorter rotations focused on pan-university initiatives such as Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, University Commission on History, Race and A Way Forward, Carolina Across 100, Modernizing Student Support, Tar Heel Bus Tour, Operational Excellence, and implementation of the School of Data Science and Society. Chancellor’s Fellows work in collaboration with multiple areas of the Office of the Chancellor and Office of the Provost.
Fellows interact with a variety of Carolina constituencies including senior officers, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, and have many opportunities for personal growth and career development.
Quintyn “Q” Bobb
Sarah Elizabeth Leck
Chancellor's Science Scholars
The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program provides financial and academic support to encourage talented underrepresented students to pursue Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees in science and mathematics. Through the program, scholars are immersed in research opportunities early in their Carolina careers, both on and off campus.
The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program is based in the College of Arts and Sciences and is modeled after the nationally recognized Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Learn more about the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program and how to become a scholar at the Chancellor’s Science Scholar website.
Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor
The Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (SACC) brings together undergraduate, graduate and professional students at UNC-CH to advise the Chancellor and other senior leaders. SACC’s purpose is to achieve practical change that is responsive to the pressing interests and issues of students through sustained and constructive dialogue. Appointments to SACC are determined by an external process through both the Undergraduate Executive Branch of Student Government and the Executive Branch of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF). SACC meets with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on a monthly basis and interacts with campus leaders throughout the year on a variety of topics.
For the 2021-22 school year, the committee is co-chaired by Collyn Smith (Undergraduate Vice President) and Kate Brandt (GPSF VP for Advocacy and Government Affairs).
Previous Presidents and Chancellors
David Ker, 1794-1796
Charles W. Harris, 1796 (July-Dec.)
Joseph Caldwell, 1796-1797
James S. Gillespie, 1797-1799
Joseph Caldwell, 1799-1804
Joseph Caldwell, 1804-1812
Robert Hett Champman, 1812-1816
Joseph Caldwell, 1816-1835
Elisha Mitchell (acting), 1835 (Feb.-Dec.)
David Lowry Swain, 1835-1868
Solomon Pool, 1869-1872
Charles Phillips, 1875-1876
Kemp Plummer Battle, 1876-1891
George Tayloe Winston, 1891-1896
Edwin Anderson Alderman, 1896-1900
Francis Preston Venable, 1900-1913
Edward Kidder Graham (acting), 1913-1914
Edward Kidder Graham, 1914-1918
M.H. Stacy, 1918-1919 (Held the title chairman of the faculty; authorized by the trustees to have all of the powers of the presidency.)
Harry Woodburn Chase, 1919-1930
Frank Porter Graham, 1930-1934
Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill
Robert Burton House
- Dean of administration, 1934-1945
- Chancellor, 1945-1957
William Brantley Aycock, 1957-1964
Paul F. Sharp, 1964-1966
J. Carlyle Sitterson, 1966-1972
N. Ferebee Taylor, 1972-1980
Christopher C. Fordham, 1980-1988
Paul Hardin, 1988-1995
Michael Hooker, 1995-1999
William O. McCoy (acting and interim), 1999-2000
James Moeser, 2000-2008
Holden Thorp, 2008-2013
Carol L. Folt, 2013-2019