About the Office

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

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 research university. In a project-based format, fellows complete a year-long project as well as shorter 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. Fellows also work collaboratively to support various functions in the Office of the Chancellor and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and 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.


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.

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

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