About the Office

Learn about opportunities sponsored by the Chancellor's Office and about former UNC-Chapel Hill leaders.

University Leadership

See a list of the Chancellor’s Cabinet

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.

Victoria Bryant
Jesus Enriquez
Taliajah Vann

Quintyn “Q” Bobb
Ashiya Campbell
Abby Wooten

Caroline Carpenter
Josh Romero
Katie Sessoms

Miriam Chisholm
Nick Sengstaken
Oreyane Tate

Tanner Glenn
Sarah Elizabeth Leck
Emily Summers

Austin Mueller
Janssen White

Dale Bass
Rachel Gogal
Julia Stroup

Emily Auerbach
Olivia Farley
Katrina Hauprich

Christy Lambden
Katherine Phillips
Lara Taylor

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.

Committees and Working Groups

The 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.

Committee on Academic Freedom and Free Expression

The committee on academic freedom and free expression will develop expectations and guidance for students, faculty and staff to ensure they understand their rights and freedoms and those of others. The group will make recommendations for how to educate and share information with the community and propose ideas that support academic freedom, inspire civil discourse and increase learning.

Learn more about this committee

Student Career and Life Skills Development Working Group

The student career and life skills development working group will identify the essential experiences that students need for their future careers and personal development. Three initial areas of focus include personal growth, professional development and community enrichment. The group will evaluate the University’s current career preparation offerings and make recommendations for improvement.

Learn more about this working group

Chancellor Initiatives Working Groups

In the spring of 2024, during a variety of conversations with members of our community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters, trustees and others, there are four areas that have emerged deserving of focused attention. 

We have asked four relatively small and focused groups to convene and give us their thoughts and ideas about how we might approach important areas for the university. These committees will bring together University leaders, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and alumni to work together and build on our strategic plan, Carolina Next. Before we take our next steps, these groups will address some key questions with fresh eyes that consider the big picture and the possibilities.  Workgroups include:

  • Enrollment Planning: Identify opportunities and challenges related to serving the needs of a vibrant, fast-growing state.
  • Generative AI: Consider strategies that will strengthen Carolina’s ability to use, study and manage the impact of generative AI.
  • Physical Master Plan: Recommend next steps with the campus’ physical master plan, with a focus on priorities for renovation and redevelopment.
  • Applied Sciences: Evaluate how the University can produce graduates in high demand fields while complementing existing programs and meeting critical state needs.


Previous Presidents and Chancellors

Presiding professors

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
Vacant, 1872-1874
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
Kevin M Guskiewicz, 2019-2024