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Michael Andreasen to join the University as Vice Chancellor for Development

<p>Michael Andreasen will begin serving as UNC's vice chancellor for development on Jan. 23. Photo Courtesy of University of Oregon</p>
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Michael Andreasen will begin serving as UNC's vice chancellor for development on Jan. 23. Photo Courtesy of University of Oregon

Michael Andreasen has been named the new Vice Chancellor for Development, as was announced in a campus-wide email on Wednesday afternoon.

Andreasen currently works as the senior vice president for university advancement at the University of Oregon and will begin his position at UNC on Jan. 23, 2023. 

“A seasoned leader, Andreasen believes strongly in the mission of public universities, and I am confident he will continue to engage supporters and alumni and build on our recent fundraising success,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said in the email. 

Andreasen spent twelve years at Oregon where his leadership focused on development in state, community and federal affairs, as well as advancing operations, organizing stewardship efforts and public events. 

He has also played an influential role in obtaining numerous of the largest donations to a "public flagship university."

“Over 12 years, he has served as a member of the University of Oregon Foundation Board, the Alumni Association Board, the Portland Business Alliance Board and the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce,” the email said. 

Prior to his time at UO, he held leadership positions at the University of Michigan, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the American Film Institute. 

Andreasen said he was glad to join an administration he believed has already achieved great success and that he is excited to think about what will come next for the University.

"Carolina is an exciting place that has built upon its legacy as the oldest public institution to grant degrees and pairs that history with a powerful and vibrant academic enterprise," he said. "I’m looking forward to learning more about the impact of that work and how we will address the grand challenges of our times.”

He will succeed David Routh, who announced his resignation last April and will be leaving the University at the end of this semester. 

The search committee was co-chaired by Vice Provost for Enrollment Rachelle Feldman and John Montgomery, the executive director for The Rams Club. 


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