Provost David English is named Vice President of UNC System

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David English has been named Vice President for Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research for the University of North Carolina System, System Interim President Bill Roper announced earlier today.

UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said: “To say that David will be missed is an understatement. He has had a profoundly positive impact on the future of our institution.”

Provost David English will leave UNCSA for UNC System position

Provost David English

English will complete the academic year at UNCSA as he transitions to his new role on May 1. During his nine-year tenure, he served in the roles of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost from 2016-19, Interim Provost for the last six months of 2016, Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs from 2013-16, and as Associate Provost from 2010-13.

Before joining the School of the Arts, English worked at the UNC System Office from 2006-10, most recently as director of the statewide college access program, College Foundation of North Carolina.

Chancellor Bierman said: “David has outstanding credentials and a track record of success, and has distinguished himself with his breadth of knowledge, impressive policy chops, and exceptional talent for building consensus.

To say that David will be missed is an understatement. He has had a profoundly positive impact on the future of our institution.

Chancellor Lindsay Bierman

“Since coming to UNCSA in 2010, David has worked with our campus on many projects and led the resolution of numerous issues. His list of accomplishments is long.” Among them, English:

  • Advocated relentlessly for higher faculty salaries, and partnered with other members of the administration to fund annual increases each year;
  • Spearheaded the campus-wide accreditation process serving as the school’s liaison with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC);
  • Led the development of UNCSA’s campus response to the UNC System Strategic Plan, with the campus meeting or exceeding goals in enrolling and graduating students, particularly from rural and low-income backgrounds;
  • Collaborated with Wake Forest University to develop a strategic partnership with their Master of Science in Management Program; and
  • Initiated the development of an academic minor pilot program, beginning with arts entrepreneurship.

Bierman said that a comprehensive search to fill the position of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost will begin soon, and that he will be announcing an Interim Provost shortly.

by Marla Carpenter

March 11, 2019