Chancellor Installation

Chancellor Installation

A new era begins for UNCSA with the installation of our ninth chancellor, Brian Cole, on Friday, October 1, 2021.

The evolution of the nation’s first public arts conservatory will be marked by a focus on interdisciplinary arts, innovative curricular changes, diversity, mental health and wellness, as our passionate community of artists strives to create, innovate and effect positive cultural change.

We invite you for an exclusive look at the distinction and excellence UNCSA brings to the world of arts and entertainment. Members of our community are invited to attend in-person, and a livestream will be offered for anyone who wishes to attend virtually.

dance performance
Throughout history artists have activated their talents to refocus perception, move hearts and change minds.
Brian ColeNinth Chancellor of UNCSA
Meet Brian Cole
Brian Cole

Brian Cole, an innovative, experienced and bilingual arts leader, is the ninth chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). UNCSA is the nation’s first public arts conservatory, one of 17 constituent campuses in the University of North Carolina System, and home to some of the top-ranked professional artistic training programs in the world. Cole leads nearly 1,300 students from high school through graduate school, as well as 700 summer and 500 community school students, and more than 600 faculty and staff.