M. Andreasen
Michael Andreasen | Vice Chancellor for Development

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Andreasen, senior vice president for university advancement at the University of Oregon (UO), has been selected as the next vice chancellor for development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), beginning January 23, 2023. A seasoned leader, Andreasen believes strongly in the mission of public universities and will continue to engage supporters and alumni and build on UNC’s recent fundraising success. 

For the past nine years, Andreasen has overseen all aspects of advancement at the UO, including development; state, community, and federal affairs; advancement operations; stewardship and public events; and alumni relations. During his tenure, Andreasen consistently increased annual fundraising totals and secured some of the largest donations to any public flagship university. Among his accomplishments, Andreasen helped complete a $3 billion campaign, raising $3.24 billion, including a final fiscal year fundraising performance of $867 million and maintained fundraising momentum through the transition of five university presidents. He worked in collaboration with campus leaders and a small team of faculty to secure two $500 million gifts to establish and build the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and helped garner a transformational $425 million gift to establish the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health.

Andreasen began his time at UO as the vice president for development, leading efforts to establish campaign priorities, setting a working goal of $1.2 billion and developing a communications plan for the public launch in collaboration with the president, executive leadership, and school deans. Over 12 years, he has served as a member of the University of Oregon Foundation Board, the Alumni Association Board, the Portland Business Alliance Board, and the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining UO, Andreasen was at the University of Michigan for seven years – first as executive director and assistant dean for advancement for development and alumni relations and then as executive director and assistant dean for advancement at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. His more than 32 years of fundraising experience includes roles in major gifts and campaign leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the American Film Institute. He began his career as the director of the annual fund for the University of California, Irvine, where he also earned a bachelor of arts in political science.

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Jack Gorman led this search with Nicole Poe and Lisa Clayton.