The Next UNC President: Your Input Is Important

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

The search for our next UNC system president is critical to the future of Appalachian, our system and our state. Your input is important in shaping the leadership profile of our next leader. Please review the included information about how you can participate and share your perspective.

Best regards,

/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts

Participation Information

University of North Carolina President Tom Ross will step down in January 2016 after five years of distinguished service, and the UNC Board of Governors has begun to search for the next leader of our 17-campus system.

All those involved in the search process are committed to finding a proven leader with the experience, skills and vision needed to build on the University’s long tradition of excellence and further its mission of teaching, research and service to the state. As we go about this critically important work, we need and want public input that can be used to help shape the leadership profile of the next president.

There are several ways to participate in the presidential search process. We welcome your comments and feedback through:

  1. Presidential Search Survey

    Complete a brief electronic survey that will help identify the characteristics and priorities essential to the success of the next UNC president. To take the survey, visit through May 22.

  2. Regional Input Sessions

    Make plans to attend one of four regional input sessions. Each session also will be streamed live. Find the link at and comment via social media (#uncsearch).

    May 26, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

    UNC Asheville
    Sherrill Center, Asheville, NC

    The regional input session will take place in the Mountain View Reception Room 417. Attendees may park in the deck adjacent to the Sherrill Center in lot P9.

    May 27, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

    East Carolina University
    East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC

    The regional input session will take place in the Education and Technology Center, Room 1415. Parking attendants will be available to direct attendees.

    May 28, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

    North Carolina Central University
    Mary Townes Science Complex, Durham, NC

    The regional input session will take place in Room 111. Attendees may park in the Science Complex parking lots on Lawson Street.

    June 1, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

    UNC Charlotte
    Harris Alumni Center, Charlotte, NC

    The regional input session will take place in the Allen Tate Great Hall. Attendees may park in Lot 27 on Alumni Way. Attendees who require ADA accessible parking may park in the circle drive in front of the building.

  3. Email

    Email your comments, questions or nominations to the Search Committee.

  4. Presidential Search Website

    Check the Presidential Search website regularly for important updates and announcements.