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Presidents and Chancellors,
UNC and
UNC - Chapel Hill

TERM

NAME

TITLE

1794-1796

Reverend David Ker

Presiding Professor

1796 (July-Dec)

Charles Wilson Harris

Presiding Professor

1796-1797

Reverend Joseph Caldwell

Presiding Professor

1797-1799

James Smiley Gillaspie (Gillespie?)

Principal Professor/Presiding Professor

1799-1804

Reverend Joseph Caldwell

Presiding Professor

1804-1812

Reverend Joseph Caldwell

University President

1812-1816

Robert Hett Chapman

University President

1816-1835

Reverend Joseph Caldwell

University President

1835 (Feb-Dec)

Elisha Mitchell

acting University President

1835-1868

David Lowry Swain

University President

1869-1871

Reverend Solomon Pool

University President

1871-1874

Vacant

   

1875-1876

Reverend Charles Phillips

University President (chairman of the faculty?)

1876-1891

Kemp Plummer Battle

University President

1891-1896

George Tayloe Winston

University President

1896-1900

Edwin Anderson Alderman

University President

1900-1913

Francis Preston Venable

University President

1913-1914

Edward Kidder Graham

acting University President

1914-1918

Edward Kidder Graham

University President

1918-1919

Marvin Hendrix Stacy

University President

1919-1930

Harry Woodburn Chase

University President

1930-1932

Frank Porter Graham

University President

1934-1945

Robert Burton House

Dean of Administration, UNC - Chapel Hill

1945-30 June 1957

Robert Burton House

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 July 1957-August 1964

William Brantley Aycock

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 September 1964-15 February 1966

Paul Frederick Sharp

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

16 February 1966-31 January 1972

Joseph Carlyle Sitterson

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 February 1972-31 January 1980

Nelson Ferebee Taylor

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 March 1980-30 June 1988

Christopher Columbus Fordham

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 July 1988-30 June 1995

Paul Hardin

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 July 1995-29 June 1999

Michael Hooker

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1999-2000

William Octavius McCoy

acting & interim Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

2000-30 June 2008

James Moeser

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

1 July 2008-

Holden Thorp

Chancellor, UNC - Chapel Hill

Presidents, Consolidated University and
UNC System

1932-1949

Frank Porter Graham

President of the Consolidated University

1949-1950

William D. Carmichael, Jr.

acting President of the Consolidated University

1950-1955

Gordon Gray

President of the Consolidated University

1955-1956

J. Harris Purks

acting President of the Consolidated University

1956-1957

William Clyde Friday

acting President of the Consolidated University

1957-1972

William Clyde Friday

President of the Consolidated University

1972-1986

William Clyde Friday

President of the University of North Carolina System

1986-1997

Clemmie Dixon Spangler, Jr.

President of the University of North Carolina System

1997-2005

Molly Corbett Broad

President of the University of North Carolina System

2006-2010

Erskine Boyce Bowles

President of the University of North Carolina System

2011-

Thomas W. Ross

President of the University of North Carolina System