Search Process

UNCSA Chancellor Search

Search Process

In accordance with state law and policy, the UNC System chancellor search process follows a prescribed series of steps that are critical to our success in recruiting and selecting top candidates. 

Ralph Womble, chair of the UNCSA Board of Trustees, will oversee the search committee to find our ninth chancellor. Committee members represent the University‚Äôs Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Community members will be able to provide input throughout the process.

The search committee will make recommendations to the full UNCSA Board of Trustees, which will vote on candidates to recommend to UNC System Interim President Bill Roper. Roper will then recommend a candidate to the UNC Board of Governors, which will elect the new chancellor.

Chancellor search process flowchart

Where are we in the search process?

Our chancellor search firm, Buffkin/Baker, is disseminating the leadership statement and is actively recruiting and vetting candidates.

What's next?

The Chancellor Search Committee will interview semifinalists in March 2020, and will compile a short list of four to five finalists who will be invited to campus in early April. Those visits will be confidential.

In late April, the search committee will recommend two unranked candidates to the full Board of Trustees, who will make their recommendations to President Roper. He will nominate his chosen candidate to the UNC Board of Governors, which is slated to vote on the appointment on May 20, 2020.