Message from UNC Board of Governors Chair Hannah Gage:
In February, UNC President Erskine Bowles formally announced his plans to retire from the University at the end of 2010, or whenever a successor can be in place. Over the next several months, members of the Board of Governors and other representatives from our 17 campuses will undertake one of the most important jobs in the life of a university—the search for a new President. This critically important work will be a three-part process: A broadly representative Leadership Statement Committee will seek input from all University constituencies in order to identify the skills, professional experiences, and personal characteristics essential to the next UNC President’s success; a Screening Committee will select a search consultant and help narrow the applicant pool; and the Search Committee will select one or more finalists for consideration by the full Board of Governors, which will ultimately elect the new President. All of us involved in the search process share a deep love of the University and a strong commitment to finding a dynamic leader with the proven capacity and vision to further the mission of the University of North Carolina and its service to the state.
Presidential Search Committees