<EM>Does the new incoming president at the University of North Carolina have any KU connection? I was told that he was a professor of fine arts here.</EM>
James Moeser, a former Kansas University faculty member and dean, becomes North Carolina chancellor on Aug. 15. For the past four years he has been the chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A full rundown on all of Moeser's activities, including those as a world-class organ recitalist, appeared on page 5A of the July 1 Journal-World.
He was a staff member and dean of the KU School of Fine Arts for 20 years up to 1986, when he left to become dean of fine arts at Penn State. Later he was provost at the University of South Carolina and then became chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Yes, the new UNC chancellor has extensive ties to KU and Lawrence, including a long career as minister of music at Plymouth Congregational Church. His administrative duties, however, have forced him to give up his world-renowned activities as an organist.