The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is one of the seventeen campuses of The University of North Carolina, the birthplace of public higher education in America. Administered by President Thomas W. Ross and overseen by The UNC Board of Governors, each campus is headed by its own chancellor and Board of Trustees.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. was elected Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina on May 22, 2015. Gilliam assumed his duties as Chancellor on September 8.
In recommending Gilliam to the Board of Governors, Ross said: "In a stellar career that spans three decades, Frank Gilliam has distinguished himself as a faculty member, researcher and top-notch administrator. He has taught and held senior leadership positions at one of our nation's best known and most respected public universities. And at each step along the way, he has proven himself to be an engaged and effective leader who promotes openness and collaboration, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving, and a real-life commitment to academic excellence and community partnership. UNC Greensboro is fortunate to gain a leader with this wealth of talent, passion and commitment."
Dr. Gilliam was appointed Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in September 2008, and was a longtime UCLA Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. His research focused on strategic communications, public policy, electoral politics, and racial and ethnic politics.