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, 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. 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.
"Our mission is to train talented young artists for professional careers in the performing, visual and filmmaking arts. This year, our mission remains the same even though the way we do it will be different."
"Black Lives Matter. They matter to me, they matter to this institution, and they must matter to anyone who wants to be a part of it."
"UNCSA is committed to being an inclusive community that respects, values and nurtures every one of its members. What happened last week is a stark reminder of just how much work there is to do in our country, and how far we still have to go - and that work starts right here."