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C. D. Spangler, Jr. is President of the University of North Carolina system.
C.D. Spangler, Jr. discusses his new role as president of the University of North Carolina System.
This article provides a profile of the new University of North Carolina System president, C. D. Spangler, Jr.
C. D. Spangler, Jr., construction company executive and chairman of the state school board, is the new president of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. He replaces William Friday who held the position for thirty years. Spangler discusses his new position, which is unique as he has no formal training as an educator or academic administrator.
Shaw discusses how becoming president of the University of North Carolina System will affect C. D. Spangler, Jr.'s private life, such as leaving longtime friends in the construction and banking industry, less time for New York theater trips with his wife and camping trips with friends.
At just five and half years at the helm of the UNC Board of Governors, C.D. Spangler, Jr. is already showing resilience and determination. Following in the footsteps of revered UNC President Emeritus William C. Friday, Spangler is dealing with the good and the bad of the highly acclaimed University of North Carolina System.