May 31, 2018
Dr. William L. Roper plans to step down in May 2019 as CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the School of Medicine, positions he has held since 2004. Roper came to Carolina in...Read More
April 5, 2018
James W. Dean Jr., who recently left the provost’s office, has been named the next president of the University of New Hampshire. Dean recently stepped down after four years as executive vice chancellor and provost...Read More
The chair of the UNC System Board of Governors has sought to dispel any public notion that the search for a successor to UNC System President Molly Broad has zeroed in on former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles ’67. Brad Wilson, who also chairs the presidential search committee, said the search process will be “as open as possible.”
In an Aug. 15 letter to the editor of The News & Observer, also sent to the Carolina Alumni Review, Wilson said there is no frontrunner for the job.
Wilson’s letter addressed an N&O report that “Bowles has been . prepped by former UNC President William Friday [’48 (LLB)], who tutored the Charlotte businessman on UNC history and policy.”
Friday “has never suggested or advocated for any individual for the presidency,” Wilson said. “As the search process continues, I would not be surprised to learn that other candidates have talked with Presidents Friday and [Dick] Spangler [’54], as well as President Broad.”
The UNC System has hired Baker-Parker, an Atlanta consulting firm, to help identify potential candidates for the presidency.
In April, Broad announced her decision to retire at the end of this academic year. She took the post in 1997 and after stepping down is expected to be on the faculty of UNC’s School of Government.