James Moeser

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James Moeser
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James Moeser (Jim Wallace, 2002)
Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In office
Preceded by Michael Hooker
Succeeded by Holden Thorp
Chancellor of the
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
In office
February 1, 1996 – January 1, 2000
Preceded by Graham Spanier
Succeeded by Harvey Perlman
Personal details
Born (1939-04-03) April 3, 1939 (age 79)
Colorado City, Texas
Spouse(s) Susan Dickerson Moeser
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
University of Michigan
Profession Educator

James Charles Moeser (born April 3, 1939)[1] was the ninth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a trained concert organist. A native of Colorado City, Texas, Moeser earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.

Moeser, formerly chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, began his work as chancellor at UNC on August 15, 2000. He has since overseen and introduced many historic changes and improvements for the university, including the Carolina Covenant, Carolina First campaign, Carolina Connects initiative, expansions of current genome research at the university, and the passing of a referendum for the nation's largest higher education bond package. Moeser announced on September 26, 2007 that he would relinquish his position as Chancellor on June 30, 2008.[2] Moeser was succeeded by Holden Thorp on June 30, 2008. Following a year-long sabbatical, Moeser returned to UNC as Chancellor Emeritus and professor in the music department.


  1. ^ "International Who's who in Music and Musicians' Directory". Melrose Press. January 8, 1975. Retrieved January 8, 2018 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 

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