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Dear Faculty Colleagues,

In the spring of 2023, we will elect a new Chair of the Faculty to succeed current Chair, Mimi Chapman. According to the Faculty Code of University Government, the Advisory Committee must select at least two members of the faculty willing to stand for election to this important leadership position. As Advisory Committee Chair, I invite you to nominate yourself or another faculty member to be considered as a candidate for Chair of the Faculty in the 2023 faculty election. To ensure full consideration by the committee, nominations must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, October 20, 2022 [extended from an initial deadline of October 17].


Any member of the voting faculty (as defined by Article 1 of the Faculty Code) is eligible to serve as Chair of the Faculty. The Chair we elect will begin a three-year term of office on July 1, 2023. Article 3 of the Faculty Code describes the duties of this office. The Chair provides faculty leadership, sits on many faculty and administrative committees, convenes and presides at meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee, and serves as Chair pro tempore of the Faculty Council. Additionally, the Chair represents the faculty at important University events, including convocations and commencements. The Chair position requires a significant time commitment for which work-related arrangements and support are negotiated with the faculty candidate’s department or unit chair, dean, and the Provost. Past Chairs of the Faculty are listed here.

The Advisory Committee seeks to identify a diverse and broadly representative pool of qualified, dedicated, and interested nominees. We urge you to join us in the effort to solicit and nominate candidates. Please consider individuals with leadership experience who can effectively communicate faculty values and perspectives, have knowledge of this campus community, and demonstrate understanding of the larger policy issues we currently face. The position of Faculty Chair provides important opportunities to represent the interests and concerns of the faculty and articulate a vision for the future of our university. Nominees should have reached a phase in their Carolina careers that enables them to commit the time, effort, and attention this leadership position requires.

Nominating yourself or a colleague does not commit anyone to stand for election. The Advisory Committee will contact nominees and engage in a selection process to develop a final slate.

If you have questions about the Chair of the Faculty position, please email me at, or contact Jill Moore, Secretary of the Faculty at

Sincerely yours,

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD FAAP (she, her)
Chair, Advisory Committee
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Chief Graduate Medical Education Officer/ACGME Designated Institutional Official
Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

This message was emailed to all faculty members on September 13, 2022.

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