First Posted: 4/9/2010
DURHAM Kyle Carter was unanimously approved by the UNC System Board of Governors during a meeting today in Durham as the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Carter, the provost for Western Carolina University, will take the helm of UNCP from Charles Jenkins, a former provost, who has served as interim chancellor since July. A search became necessary when Allen Meadors resigned his post on June 30 to assume the presidency of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He had been chancellor for 10 years.
Carters appointment ends a seven-month search by a 16-member group, which included trustees, a student, community members, staff, faculty, alumni and foundation members.
The committee picked a few finalists and sent the names to the board of trustees. The board approved the names on March 15, forwarding them to UNC System President Erskine Bowles for a decision. Bowles then made a recommendation to the Board of Governors, which had final approval.
Rumors have swirled with sources saying North Carolina State Controller David McCoy was likely to be named, only to have him withdraw days before todays decision. In the last week, sources revealed Carter was the other finalist.
A reception for Carter will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the university annex at UNCP.