Leffler will replace outgoing Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs Charlie Maimone (see earlier post), while the University conducts a national search for a permanent replacement. Leffler will begin his appointment on October 1, 2019.
“Charles brings tremendous expertise and experience to this role, and I am pleased that he will help us navigate this transition,” Gilliam said. “He has a proven track record at his previous institutions, a rock-solid understanding of how we operate as a public university within the UNC System, and a great reputation across the state. I look forward to working with him.”
Leffler served for more than 30 years at NC State (11 of those years as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration) before retiring in 2015. There, he was responsible for an extensive portfolio of financial and operational functions. Leffler was also instrumental in leading the development of the Centennial Campus, a 1,300-acre research campus at NC State.
Most recently, he served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and served on UNC Interim President Bill Roper’s transition team.
Photo courtesy UNC School of the Arts.