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UNC-Charlotte Chancellor announces retirement after 15 years

UNC-Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois is retiring next year, he announced in an e-mail Tuesday.

With fifteen years on the job, Dubois is the UNC system’s longest serving chancellor.

Chancellor Philip Dubois

“Let me say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve as your Chancellor,” Dubois wrote in an e-mail to the campus community. “So, today, I bring a bittersweet message. It is now time for Lisa and me to move on to our next adventure! This was not an easy decision for us. UNC Charlotte is a special place, with wonderful faculty and staff colleagues, and talented students. And the same can be said of this wonderful city, which we have watched grow and develop in size and stature. But the time is right for us to make this transition.”

“During his more than 40-year career, Chancellor Dubois has consistently earned the respect of his peers, and has become the embodiment of everything a successful leader should be,” UNC System Interim President Bill Roper said in a prepared statement. “He is an innovative thinker and strategic planner who has steered UNC Charlotte through a period of significant growth to become the highly respected and nationally prominent institution that it now is. We look forward to continuing our work with him during the upcoming academic year and will wish him all the best when he steps down in June. He will be greatly missed.”

Dubois’ retirement will be effective June 30, 2020 — which he said should give Roper and the UNC Board of Governors plenty of time to conduct a national search for his replacement.

The system is already working to find permanent replacements for a number of other chancellors and high profile executives including the chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University and the UNC System itself.

 

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