Interim UNC-system President Bill Roper has named Kevin Guskiewicz as interim chancellor of UNC, according to a statement from the UNC system.
"It is an honor to be asked to lead the nation's first public university into the next chapter of its storied history," Guskiewicz said in a statement.
Since 2016, Guskiewicz has been the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a college that has over 70 academic departments, programs, institutes and centers. The college has over 17,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students.
A member of UNC's faculty since 1995, Guskiewicz is a neuroscientist and nationally recognized expert on sports-related concussions, the press release says, and is currently a principal co-investigator on three active research grants, totaling over $16 million.
"I strongly believe Kevin is the best person to lead UNC-Chapel Hill," Roper said in a statement.