CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – University of North Carolina Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz could be taking another job.
The State News, which is the newspaper at Michigan State University, is reporting that Guskiewicz is one of the two final candidates for university president. The publication also reported the other candidate, University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy, withdrew his name from consideration.
On Thursday morning, Guskiewicz released a statement:
“I am focused on serving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a special place I have lived, worked, and loved for 28 years. I am very proud of what our university accomplishes every day as one of the best public universities in the country. Through the years, a variety of professional opportunities have been presented to me. My family and I must weigh each one, and we are weighing this one.”
UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Chair John P. Preyer also released a statement on Thursday afternoon.
“We wish Kevin and his family well as they consider this important decision,” said John P. Preyer, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. “In the meantime, our focus as a Board remains on the excellence and continued progress of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The success of our university and the promise of its future is bigger than any one person. The momentum and leadership of our state’s world-class university will continue.”
CBS 17 reached out to Michigan State and UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday night for confirmation and details. A spokesperson for UNC media relations simply said they “have no information to share at this time.”
The State News article does not say Guskiewicz has accepted the job. Neither he nor the other candidate responded to calls or emails for The State News story.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.