UNC-Asheville Chancellor Grant Finishes Time At School

Dec 14, 2017

UNC-Asheville's winter graduation ceremony will be held Friday on campus.  It will be the last event for chancellor Dr. Mary Grant, who earlier this year announced she would be leaving the school to become the president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston.  Grant had been chancellor of UNC-Asheville since August of 2014.  She sat down with BPR's Matt Bush for a lengthy interview which touched on many topics - such as the school's efforts to further integrate itself with the city of Asheville, the perception that the liberal arts field in higher education excludes non-white students and those who hold conservative political viewpoints, and the future of higher education at a time when negative partisan attitudes toward universities and colleges is growing.