Office of the Chancellor - UNCSA

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as the chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with responsibility for providing leadership and fulfilling the mission and vision of UNCSA in every aspect of its operations.

M. Lindsay Bierman was named the eighth Chancellor of UNCSA in Fall 2014. Since then, he and his team have unveiled transformational strategic initiatives to enhance the institution’s rigorous professional training, expand its economic and cultural impact across the state, and deepen its engagement with the global arts and entertainment industry in the years to come.

As Chancellor Bierman said in his installation address, “I came here because this school unleashes creativity, beauty, passion, and joy with such unfettered abandon. People seem more alive here than in other places. There’s more focus, greater intensity, and a sense of dedication to a cause … For 50 years the School of the Arts has aspired to great art. Let us cherish and support this institution for the next half-century, and never stray from our founding mission born of a good and earnest want for all of us to experience and appreciate the overwhelming fullness, inspiration, joy, and passion of life.”