Nichol Leaving Law School to Head William and Mary
zine has listed Carolina
first among U.S. aca-
selected as "best
places to work for
UNC were Washington
University in Sl Louis
and MIT among the top
three U.S. campuses.
About 3,500 postdoc-
to the magazine's sur-
vey assessed the value
of their training experi-
ence, access to
and library resources,
and agood mentoring
Law school Dean Gene Nichol, known for attracting high- profile expertS to the school and for airing his views on law and politics in a newspaper colunm, is leaving Chapel Hill to
become president of the College of William and Mary.
The board of visitors of the country's second-oldest university
unanimously approved Nichol's appointment.
He leaves UNC after six years and will begin
the new job july 1, returning to a school
where he taught for three years and was
director of its Institute of Bill of Rights Law.
"William and Mary has made a very wise
and insightful choice for its next president,"
Chancellor james Moeser said.
"Their gain is clearly our loss, but we
celebrate the fact that a Chapel Hill colleague
has been chosen for the leadership of one of
America's most venerable and distinguished institutions.
"Gene is deeply committed to the concept of public higher
education, and the UNC School of Law has benefited greatly from
his passion for public service and his visionary leadership."
While at Carolina, Nichol attracted renowned civil rights
lawyer julius Chanlbers ' 62 (LLBjD) to the school to direct a new
Center for Civil Rights. More recently, he brought former U.S.
Sen. john Edwards' 77 (JD) to Carolina as director of a new Center
on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.
Nichol regularly was praised and pilloried by letter writers to
of Raleigh for his opinion columns.
He came to UNC in 1999 from the deanship ofthe University
of Colorado's law school. He also has taught at Oxford and Exeter
in the United Kingdom and was a decorated professor at the law
school at West Virginia. He ran for the Democratic nomination for
the U.S. Senate from Colorado in 1996, losing in the primary.
"William and Mary today has greatness within its grasp," current
President Timothy]. Sullivan said of Nichol's appointment, calling
him "a president who has the capacity to seize iliat opportunity."
Provost Robert Shelton named Gail Agrawal, professor oflaw,
to be interim dean while the University begins a search for
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