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About the Office

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

Chancellor's Fellows Program

Background information

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.

In past years, fellows have had regular interaction with senior leadership and were assigned to projects both within the Office of the Chancellor and in other units across the University. The 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Fellows worked with the Office of University Development, UNC Global, the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative and the Carolina Center for Public Service.

The Chancellor’s Fellows program is returning for the 2020-2021 year with a new partnership in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Fellows will have the opportunity to explore the policies, practices and operations of a large research university. In a project-based format, fellows will complete three four-month rotations focused on pan-university initiatives such as Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the Commission on History, Race and A Way Forward, Modernizing Student Support, the Tar Heel Bus Tour, and Operational Excellence. The Chancellor’s Fellows will also work collaboratively supporting various functions in the Office of the Chancellor and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship is a full-time, one-year position with salary and benefits beginning in June 2020. Applicants must be a member of the graduating class of December 2019 or May 2020. 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.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please email chancellorsfellowship@unc.edu.

2018-2019

  • Tanner Glenn
  • Sarah Elizabeth Leck
    Emily Summers

2017-2018

  • Austin Mueller
  • Janssen White

2016-2017

  • Dale Bass
  • Rachel Gogal
  • Julia Stroup

2015-2016

  • Emily Auerbach
  • Olivia Farley
  • Katrina Hauprich

2014-2015

  • 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.

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 2020-21 school year, the committee will be co-chaired by Preeyanka Rao (Undergraduate Student Body Vice President) and Maian Adams (GPSF Chief of External Relations and Advocacy)

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

Presidents

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 (action and interim), 1999-2000
James Moeser, 2000-2008
Holden Thorp, 2008-2013
Carol L. Folt, 2013-2019