Board Member

Nancy J. Cable

Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors

Nancy J. Cable is chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. A nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula, Cable served as dean at Denison University from 1977-1986, dean at Guilford College from 1986-1991, and vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College from 1991-2005. 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, 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.