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Michael Hooker ’69 (1995-99)

“I would prefer to be chancellor at chapel hill…because i think chancellors have more satisfaction. system heads make a difference, but it’s not like being on campus. this is where the rubber meets the road.”


UMass President Michael Hooker Named UNC Chancellor
“It is a dream come true, a dream of a lifetime to be able to come back to Chapel Hill as the chancellor of this campus.”

The Return of Michael Hooker ‘69
“The first trip I can remember…was to Chapel Hill. From that point on Chapel Hill held a magical quality for me, almost mystical.”

Michael Hooker Was a Pain in the Neck: A Tribute
He was the whirlwind of change, ruffling the feathers of every smug academic hack who had grown too comfortable with non-management by committee.

Michael Hooker: Chancellor, Philosopher, Son of the University
The Carolina community found out quickly the business as usual would be unusual in the old, old office at the top.