Kevin Guskiewicz was officially installed as the 12th chancellor of UNC in a ceremony on Sunday.
He was the interim chancellor from February 2019 to December 2019, when he was officially named chancellor.
The ceremony was broadcast live via YouTube and included an address from the chancellor, as well as prerecorded messages from Gov. Roy Cooper and representatives of the UNC community.
UNC System President Peter Hans and UNC Board of Trustees Chairperson Richard Stevens gave live opening greetings.
Prerecorded video messages from Cooper and representatives of various UNC organizations, such as the BOT, the faculty, the Employee Forum and the UNC General Alumni Association were then played. They expressed congratulations and support for Guskiewicz in his new position.
"We trust you to lead with honesty and transparency as we face the challenge of the pandemic, work to address systemic racism in our midst, as well as storms that we don't yet know are coming," Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman said in a prerecorded message.
UNC undergraduate students were represented by Student Body President Reeves Moseley. Graduate and professional students were represented by Ryan Collins, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.
“Through these uncertain and unusual circumstances, Chancellor Guskiewicz has continued to work hard to ensure that all UNC students, staff and faculty returned to the campus are in the safest possible situations,” Moseley said in a prerecorded message. “I, on behalf of the student body, am proud to honor and congratulate Chancellor Guskiewicz on this wonderful occasion.”