Chancellor Anne Ponder announces her retirement from UNC Asheville, effective in the summer of 2014. “I’m so proud of what we have built together here, and I have confidence that this successful trajectory will continue, but it is time to make room for the next generation in higher education leadership. As I said at my installation in 2006, ‘What we need is here.’ It was true then, and it is even more true now.”
UNC Asheville implements revised curriculum, the “Liberal Arts Core.”
The new Liberal Arts Core is designed to ensure the continuation of the university’s academic hallmarks – the interdisciplinary approach, the Humanities Program, and intensive instruction in certain areas – while giving students greater flexibility in course selection so they can explore diverse topics and still graduate in four years.