Board to announce choice for new chancellor at UNC

May 8, 2008 1:14:30 PM PDT
The UNC Board of Governors was scheduled to meet in Chapel Hill on Thursday to announce its choice as the new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The announcement will come during a special meeting of the board at the Spangler Center, formerly known as the General Administration Building.

UNC spokeswoman Joni Worthington said the candidate would be available to address the media after the announcement.

The new chancellor will replace James Moeser, who will take a year's research leave after stepping down from the job before returning to campus as a professor.

Moeser was elected as the successor to Chancellor Michael Hooker, who died in 1999.