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Southern Living editor named UNC School of Arts chancellor

Posted April 11, 2014

— M. Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living magazine, has been named chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the school announced Friday.

Bierman, 48, succeeds James Moeser, who has served as interim chancellor since John Mauceri stepped down last year. Bierman starts Aug. 1.

“Lindsay Bierman brings to the role of chancellor a rare combination of business and management acumen, strategic thinking, and innovation and creativity,” UNC President Tom Ross said in a statement, describing Bierman as a resourceful and collaborative leader.

“He has also earned a reputation for great integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to turn big challenges into big opportunities. I am convinced that Lindsay Bierman has the right mix of experience, expertise, skills, and passion needed to be a truly great chancellor for the UNC School of the Arts, and I am thrilled that he has agreed to join our leadership team,” Ross said.

Bierman has a bachelor’s degree in history and French from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and studied abroad at the Institut d’Etudes Sciences Politiques de Paris.


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  • snoflak22 Apr 11, 2014

    I have always enjoyed his "Letter from the Editor" columns in Southern Living; congratulations to Mr. Bierman!

  • Jenny Brown Apr 11, 2014
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    So who's editing Southern Living now?

  • Dichotomous Apr 11, 2014

    And in case you haven't seen his 'letter from the editor' photo, he's quite a tall glass of handsome, too.