Two months into the job, Guskiewicz speaks of ‘rebuilding trust’

By Payton Tysinger

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz greets students during the senior bell tower climb. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

As graduation approaches, UNC is wrapping one of its most chaotic school years in recent memory. It began with protesters pulling down Silent Sam, the Confederate monument on campus. That set off months of protests and controversy about the statue’s future and was part of ongoing tension over race relations on campus.

By the end of the year, both UNC System President Margaret Spellings and Chancellor Carol Folt had left the university, and police chief Jeff McCracken announced his retirement.

Former Arts and Sciences Dean Kevin Guskiewicz was selected to serve as interim chancellor February 6.

As the semester came to an end, Carolina Connection’s Payton Tysinger sat down with the interim chancellor to discuss issues he’s faced on the job so far.

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