The New Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville

The board of governors of the University of North Carolina System has chosen Nancy J. Cable as the eighth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She will take office on August 15.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville, in the western part of the state, enrolls nearly 3,800 undergraduate students and a small number of graduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 58 percent of the student body.

Since 2013, Dr. Cable has been serving as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The nonprofit organization was established in 1952 by one of the founders of the Aluminum Company of American (ALCOA). The foundation is a major contributor to higher education programs. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cable was vice president and senior adviser to the president at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Before joining the administration at Bates College, she held executive fundraising posts at the University of Virginia. From 1992 to 2005, she was vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Dr. Cable is a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Vermont and a doctorate in educational history from the University of Virginia.

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