Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer Search


The Old Well in early September on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university, invites nominations and applications for the inaugural Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer. UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic, innovative, and prominent leader who will work collaboratively with the chancellor, provost, and other senior campus and school leaders; faculty, staff, and students; university trustees; key alumni and donors; and a dedicated professional staff of 40+ persons to elevate, extend, and promote Carolina’s global efforts. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformative leader who will nurture and advance a pan-university global strategy that will enhance UNC-Chapel Hill’s international reach and increase Carolina’s global impact and reputation.

For more information about the position and how to apply or nominate, visit the Isaacson, Miller website.

Update on March 25, 2019: This search is in process.

Search Committee

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Search Committee Chair
Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Anita Brown-Graham
Director, ncIMPACT, UNC School of Government
Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government
Maribel Carrion
Member, Chancellor’s Global Leadership Council
Senior Director of Student Admin Applications and Enterprise Reporting and Departmental Systems, UNC Information Technology Services
Elizabeth Frankenberg
Director, Carolina Population Center
Professor, Departments of Sociology and Public Policy
Don Hobart
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Don Holzworth
Executive in Residence, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Mabel Miguel
Director, Global Business Center, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Deborah Weissman
Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
Nandita Mani
Director, UNC Health Sciences Library
Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences
Tony Harrington
Chair, Managing Board, Albright Stonebridge Group
Former US Ambassador to Brazil
Anthony Charles
Director, Adult ECMO Program, UNC School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine
Luiz Pimenta
Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives, UNC School of Dentistry
Director, UNC Craniofacial Center
Clinical Professor of Dental Ecology, UNC School of Dentistry
Dhiren Thakker
Interim Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Interim Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Sean Farrell, search support
Partner, Isaacson, Miller

Search Firm

Isaacson, Miller is an international executive search firm devoted to recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations. The firm has grown steadily since its opening in 1982, and today, Isaacson, Miller stands alone as a large, international, retained search firm dedicated to the full range of public and civic missions.

Organization Chart

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Global Snapshot

Housed at the FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Global is comprised of units that report to the Provost’s Office, the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Development Office. UNC Global units shape and articulate Carolina’s presence as a leading global university by supporting and promoting faculty and research, partnerships, global and area studies centers, student engagement, communication and media, and visa and immigration needs.

30th among global universities according to the 2017 Academic Rankings of World Universities produced by the ShanghaiRanking; 6th among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development in all fields with $632 million (2016); 6 Title VI National Resource Centers, ranking UNC in the top among U.S. research universities; 2,057 international students from 100 countries (Fall 2017); 1,419 international scholars from more than 80 countries (2016-2017)