Dr. Nancy Cable has been named the new chancellor of UNC-Asheville. She replaces Dr. Mary Grant, who left at the end of 2017 after three years on the job. Dr. Joe Urgo served as the interim chancellor of the school since Grant's departure. Cable will be the 8th chancellor in the school's history. She starts the job on August 15th.
Cable is currently the president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, a job she has held since October of 2012. Previously, she served as vice president at both the University of Virginia and Davidson College. “I am delighted--and honored--to be chosen as the next Chancellor of UNC Asheville at this point in its distinguished history,” Cable said in a statement released by the school on Friday. “UNC Asheville is a true gem of an academic liberal arts and sciences institution within an exceptional UNC system of campuses, and I am deeply grateful to the faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees who served with such dedication throughout the search process. What a joy it will be to join the University and the Asheville community!”
A 22-person search committee selected Cable from a pool of three final candidates. UNC-Asheville trustees, faculty, staff, and students were apart of that committee, as were members of the UNC Board of Governors. “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Cable to UNC Asheville and our UNC System,” said UNC System President Margaret Spellings in a statement Friday. “Dr. Cable will bring a nationally-recognized, highly-regarded and prestigious body of work in higher education to lead a university that also boasts these same qualities, so this choice could not be more fitting.”