Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as the chief executive officer of 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.

On May 20, 2020, UNC System Interim President Bill Roper named Brian Cole as the ninth chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), effective immediately. He was installed on October 1, 2021. Cole joined UNCSA in 2016 to become the dean of the School of Music, and served as interim chancellor from August 2019 to May 2020. 

To contact the Office of the Chancellor, please email Erin Baker, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, at or call 336-770-3202.

Becoming a 21st Century Arts Conservatory

A presentation series where Chancellor Brian Cole examines trends in the arts and entertainment industry that will inform our work as we make our mark as a leading arts conservatory for the 21st century.