Letter from the Chancellor

Chancellor Nancy J. CableDear UNC Asheville alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners, and friends,

I am deeply grateful for the energetic and warm welcome I have received over these past six months from so many of you, and the fall semester has flown by all too quickly. I have been so impressed by the quality and dedication of our faculty, the zest and intellectual curiosity of our students, and the extraordinary partnerships we at Asheville’s University have with our community partners such as the MLK Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, the city and county schools, MAHEC, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Mission Health, among many others.

I am proud of the many ways that the university makes an impact every day in places near and far, educating our students and serving this state and region in its workforce and thoughtforce needs through the intellectual capital of our faculty, the volunteerism of our students, the commitment of our staff, and the significant grants we received from organizations such as the CDC and most recently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to advance the health and well-being of our surrounding counties.

From our musical and dramatic productions to our academic work in biology, mechatronics, chemistry, classics, history, Africana studies, and new media, among many other disciplines, our liberal arts and sciences curriculum teaches students the critical thinking and sharp analytical and contextual skills to be ready to advance our democracy and our workforce needs. Ours is an empowering curriculum that educates students for lifelong aptitudes and skills.

Frankly, I believe that I have the best job in the university, as I have the privilege to work with so many dedicated and smart faculty, staff, and students to deepen and advance the impact of our teaching, research, and service across the region and around the globe. I am so deeply honored by this opportunity.

I hope that you will be able to join us on April 26 for the installation activities that will celebrate this exceptional university in multiple ways.

Thanks for your ongoing interest and support.

With dedication and gratitude to each of you,

Nancy J. Cable, Ph.D.