Chancellor Search

Front view of Ramsey Library with students walking on the Quad

June 1, 2018

Following a recommendation from University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings and approval by the UNC System Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Nancy J. Cable as the eighth Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Dr. Cable is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula. She has a B.A. from Marietta College, an M.A. from the University of Vermont, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia. She currently serves as the President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to leading the Davis Foundation, Dr. Cable served as Interim President and Vice President for Enrollment and External Affairs at Bates College; Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, and Vice President for Development and Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement in the School of Engineering and Applied at the University of Virginia; and, for thirteen years held increasing roles of responsibility at Davidson College, concluding her work there as Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid.

We are very excited to have Dr. Cable join the Bulldog family. She brings to the university a depth and breadth of experiences in leadership roles at liberal arts institutions, in generating external resources for the enhancement of the university, and in facilitating the implementation of an ambitious strategic plan. For more details, please see the news release.