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Bowles Will Step Down

021710Feature2_BowlesUNC System President Erskine Bowles will step down as president. Bowles made the announcement at the UNC Board of Governors meeting last Friday in Chapel Hill.

Bowles has been president of the system since January 2006. He will remain as president through 2010, or until a successor is named.

“President Bowles’ leadership has affirmed the University of North Carolina as the most highly regarded system of public higher education in the United States,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said. “His signature initiative, UNC Tomorrow, will have a lasting impact on the system and on economic development and quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina.”

That particular accomplishment of his tenure, UNC Tomorrow, sought a diverse spectrum of input, from throughout the state, on the UNC system and what it should achieve for North Carolina. The UNC Tomorrow initiative will help in long-range planning and in making assessments. Full details are at the UNC Tomorrow web page.

A native of Greensboro, Bowles was installed as president in an April 2006 ceremony at Aycock Auditorium.

He began his career in corporate finance and investment banking. In the 1990’s, he was tapped to be director of the Small Business Administration. He later became deputy chief of staff in the Clinton White House. He served as chief of staff from 1996 to 1998.

He made runs for the U.S. Senate in 2002 and 2004.

Visual: At Bowles’ inauguration in 2006 in Aycock Auditorium, he was flanked by previous presidents C.D. Spangler Jr. and Molly Broad.