Board Member

Nancy J. Cable

Executive Director, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Nancy J. Cable is executive director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in Chapel Hill, NC. A nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula, Cable previously served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville from 2018-2022. She also served as dean at Denison University, dean at Guilford College, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College., and 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, Cable was elected interim president, a position within which she led college-wide efforts on governance, faculty and curricular issues, and matters of diversity and inclusion. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her BA from Marietta College, a MEd from the University of Vermont, and a PhD from the University of Virginia.