UNCA Names New Chancellor

Aug 1, 2014

  The University of North Carolina Board of Governors announced Friday that Mary Grant will succeed Anne Ponder as the next Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Since 2002, Grant has been president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal arts, the designated public liberal arts college in Massachusetts, which parallels UNCA’s role in North Carolina's 17-campus statewide system.

Grant began her career in higher education as a research assistant at UMass-Boston.

She will begin her post as chancellor in January 2015, with Warren Wilson college president emeritus Doug Orr filling the position until the new year.