D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Papers of Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor of UNC Asheville, 2019 -
UA3.15

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
University Archives - Official Papers of Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor of UNC Asheville, 2019 -
ID
UA3.15
Date
2019
Extent
.5 Linear feet ; 1 box
General Description
Contains programs and documentation related to the Chancellor's Installation.
Location
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 3
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina elected Nancy J. Cable as the eighth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in May 2019, and she assumed her duties on August 15, 2019.

A nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula, Dr. Cable is the eighth permanent chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She served as Dean at Denison University from 1977-1986, Guilford College from 1986-1991, and Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College from 1991-2005. Together with Davidson trustees, faculty, staff, and student leaders, she helped to lead efforts to advance selectivity, diversity, financial capacity, and to implement a strategic plan that advanced Davidson College’s standing as one of the strongest liberal arts colleges in the U.S. From 2005-2009, she served as Vice President for Development in the College of Engineering at the University of Virginia and later with UVA’s Semester at Sea Program. Following three years of service as Bates College’s Vice President, the Bates College Board of Trustees elected Dr. Cable as Interim President, a position that allowed her to help lead college wide efforts on governance, faculty and curricular issues, and matters of diversity and inclusion. Prior to becoming chancellor of UNC Asheville, Dr. Cable served as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her B.A. from Marietta College, a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She also completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Leadership.

Dr. Cable is one of the charter founders of the University of Virginia Semester at Sea Desmond Tutu Program in Global Understanding and the C.Y. Tung Scholars program on U.S.-China Relations. She was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and has consulted with the Director of the Fulbright Center in Hong Kong on the development of the liberal arts curricula within the evolving Chinese higher education system.

Her professional service has included membership on many boards of trustees for schools and colleges, including Marietta College, The College Board Task Force on Equity in Higher Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, the Maine Public Broadcasting System, the Jacksonville Civic Council, WJCT Public Radio and Television in Jacksonville, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and The Asheville School. From 2013-2017, she served as Chair of the Better Angels Society Board of Directors, which advises and supports Ken Burns’s work as America’s leading documentarian of long form historical documentaries. In January 2017, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for the Humanities in Washington D.C.

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Scope and Content

This archive holds historically significant official papers of Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor of UNC Asheville.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina Asheville assumes no responsibility.

Rights

No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Accruals

Accruals are expected

Creator

University of North Carolina Asheville. Nancy J. Cable

Processing Information

Processed by Gene Hyde, November 2019

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Chancellor Installation Programs and Invitations