UNC Chancellor Emeritus Joins HPU’s National Board of Advisors

Jul 01st, 2014

UNC Chancellor Emeritus Joins HPU’s National Board of Advisors

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 1, 2014 – Dr. James Moeser, chancellor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to High Point University’s National Board of Advisors.

Moeser joins other distinguished members on the board, including Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; and Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder. The board is comprised of leaders in education, Fortune 500 CEOs, and distinguished visionaries who are positively impacting the United States and the world in significant ways.


Moeser has led an illustrious career in academia for more than 30 years. He served as the ninth chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill from 2000-2008 and previously served as chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Last year, he answered the call to be interim chancellor at UNC School of the Arts while continuing to serve as chancellor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“Dr. Moeser’s leadership at some of the nation’s top universities reflects HPU’s mission to provide an extraordinary education to all students,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “His knowledge and expertise will guide our mission to prepare students not for the world as it is, but for the world as it is going to be.”

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Moeser earned a Bachelor of Music in organ performance and a Master of Music in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin, completed advanced study in Berlin and Paris as a Fulbright scholar, and holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan.

In 1966, at the age of 27, Moeser joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Organ. After rising through the academic ranks, he was named dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1975. In 1986, Moeser joined Pennsylvania State University as dean of the College of Arts and Architecture. In 1992, he played his last recital and was named vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University of South Carolina system, a post he held until being named chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996.