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Moeser to Serve as Interim Chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

WINSTON-SALEM, NC --  James Moeser, chancellor emeritus and professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on August 1.  Moeser, who led UNC-Chapel Hill from 2000-2008, will succeed John Mauceri, who last fall announced that he would step down as chancellor on June 30 after seven years in the post.  UNCSA Provost David Nelson will serve as acting chancellor from July 1 until Moeser’s arrival.

In announcing Moeser’s appointment, President Ross said:  “James Moeser’s vast administrative experience and his demonstrated love of and commitment to the arts and humanities make him uniquely qualified to lead the School of the Arts during a time of transition.  He understands the many challenges and opportunities before this very special campus of the University, and I am grateful that he has agreed to accept this important assignment.  UNCSA will be in very capable hands during this interim period.”

A native of Lubbock, Tex., Moeser earned a bachelor of music degree in organ performance and a master’s of music in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin, completed advanced study in Berlin and Paris as a Fulbright scholar, and holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan. 

In 1966, at the age of 27, Moeser joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Organ.  After rising through the academic ranks, he was named dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1975.  In 1984, he was named Althaus Distinguished Professor of Organ, becoming the first academic dean at KU ever to hold an endowed chair.

In 1986, Moeser joined Pennsylvania State University as dean of the College of Arts and Architecture.  During his six-year tenure at PSU, he maintained an active concert schedule in the U.S. and Europe and served as president of the American Guild of Organists.  In 1992, he played his last recital and was named vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University of South Carolina system, a post he held until being named chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996.

Moeser became chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000.  During his eight-year tenure at Carolina, he established the Carolina Covenant, a program to provide a debt-free education to talented students from low-income families.  He was also credited with defending the University against attacks on academic freedom, overseeing the most successful capital campaign in the university’s history, supporting critical investments in scientific research, expanding globalization efforts, and creating the Carolina Performing Arts program.

Since leaving the chancellor’s office, Moeser has maintained an active role on Carolina’s campus.  He co-teaches a first-year seminar in the Department of Music and leads a Faculty Learning Community on Leadership and Strategy for faculty members who have significant institutional leadership assignments.   His many honors include the American Council on Education’s Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Duke University.

David Nelson has served as UNCSA Provost since 2010.  He came to UNCSA from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he served as senior vice president of academic administration and dean of the faculty.  He has taught at the collegiate level in varied disciplines, including music, religious studies, and cultural studies.

The UNCSA Board of Trustees has a search committee of trustees, faculty, students, and alumni working to help identify a permanent successor to Chancellor Mauceri.   The Board of Trustees will forward a slate of finalists to President Ross for consideration.  The new chancellor, upon nomination by the President, must be elected by the UNC Board of Governors.




The Chancellor Search Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will hold a special called meeting at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in Eisenberg Social Hall of the Hanes Student Commons on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

It is expected that most of the meeting will be conducted in closed session.



The Chancellor Search Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, commencing at 12 p.m. on the campus of UNCSA in Eisenberg Social Hall, Hanes Student Commons. Following adoption of a closed session motion to consider the qualifications, competence, and character of an individual prospective employee under N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a) (6), the committee will go into closed session commencing at 10:45 a.m.  The committee will remain in closed session during the course of March 5, 2013, until approximately 1:30 p.m. At the end of the closed session business, the committee will reconvene in open session.



The Chancellor Search Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will meet on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, commencing at 11 a.m. at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott, Greensboro, N.C.  Following adoption of a closed session motion to consider the qualifications, competence, and character of an individual prospective employee under N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a) (6), the committee will go into closed session commencing at 12:25 p.m.  The committee will remain in closed session during the course of March 27, 2013, until approximately 2:50 p.m. At the end of the closed session business, the committee will reconvene in open session.



The Chancellor Search Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will meet on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 17-18, 2013, commencing at 8 a.m. at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott, Greensboro, N.C.  Following adoption of a closed session motion to consider the qualifications, competence, and character of an individual prospective employee under N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a) (6), the committee will go into closed session commencing at 8:55 a.m.  The committee will remain in closed session during the course of February 17-18, 2013, until approximately 4:55 p.m. At the end of the closed session business, the committee will reconvene in open session.



The Full Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor Search Committee will meet at 2:00 pm Monday, January 28, 2013 in Eisenberg Social Hall of the Hanes Student Commons Building on the campus of UNCSA, 1533 South Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27127. A portion of this meeting will be held in closed session.


The Public Forums Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor Search Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Yekovich Room of the School of Music Complex on the campus at 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. The Yekovich Room is located to the left of Watson Hall, if you are facing the Watson Hall entrance.

This group is charged with planning public forums focused on gathering feedback from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community on the qualities/traits wanted in the next chancellor. Feedback may be gathered in meetings, surveys, or other means. The themes and comments provided will complete the leadership statement.

The Public Forums Committee includes Chancellor Search Committee members Lynn Eisenberg (committee chair), Nick Correa, David English, Dale Pollock, Judy Watson, Nyambi Shannon and Mark Land, and Director of Alumni Affairs Jonas Silver.

The meeting is open to the public.

A reminder and a location change: the Leadership Statement Committee is meeting today, Friday, Nov. 2, also in the Yekovich Room in the School of Music Complex. The meeting had been scheduled for the Ward Conference Room in the Administration Building.

 

Leadership Statement Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor Search Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Ward Conference Room of the Administration Building on the campus at 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

 

The Leadership Statement Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor Search Committee has set its next two meetings. They are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 8, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Both meetings will be held in the Yekovich Room of the School of Music Complex on the campus at 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. The Yekovich Room is located to the left of Watson Hall, if you are facing the Watson Hall entrance. The meeting is open to the public.

This group is charged with developing the leadership statement that combines the charge from UNC President Tom Ross, the feedback from the public forums, and the committee’s collective view on the traits/qualities wanted in the next chancellor.  The statement also should provide a brief history of the school and a description of the priorities for UNCSA in coming years.  This document becomes the basis for recruiting candidates.

UNCSA Alumni - We want to hear from YOU! –
What qualities do you want to see in your next UNCSA Chancellor?

Please join me, Mark Land, School of Dance Alumnus, and member of the UNCSA Chancellor’s Search Committee, for an Alumni Conference Call on Thursday, November 15th..  

To accommodate as many alumni as possible, I will host two calls, one at 12 noon EST and a second call at 2pm EST.

The Search Committee is keenly interested in your ideas about the kind of individual we should seek for our new Chancellor, who will assume his or her position on July 1, 2013.  

What leadership qualities do you think will be important?  The thoughts of Alumni, along with the current faculty, staff and other UNCSA supporters, will help the Search Committee write the best Leadership Statement possible.  This Leadership Statement will be advertised to attract applicants for this position, and will inform our interviews with candidates. 

As alumni of the School, this is our best opportunity to have our voices heard, early in the search process, and help the Search Committee find the ideal candidate for our next Chancellor.

Don’t let this opportunity go by! Please join me on Thursday, November 15th.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

Call format:     Each call will last 1 hour and will be managed by an Operator.  All lines are muted during the introduction stage of the call as I provide some information about the search process, time frame and other information related to the search and the School.

Afterwards, the Operator will open the lines and manage the “queue” of questions/comments from the participants.

Call-in #:            (855) 883-8666, Conference ID # 69743225

NOTE: In order to join this conference call, all speakers and participants will be required to provide the Conference ID Number listed above