Molly C. Broad

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Leadership; strategic planning; economic development


Molly Broad joined the faculty at the School of Government in 2007. Prior to that, she was president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system for nine years.

An economist, Broad came to UNC from the California State University system, where she served as senior vice chancellor for administration and finance and as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer. Earlier in her career, Broad served as the chief executive officer for Arizona's three-campus university system and in a succession of administrative posts at Syracuse University, where she was manager of the Office of Budget and Planning, director of institutional research, and vice president for government and corporate relations.

In 2008 Broad was named president of the American Council on Education.

Broad earned a bachelor's degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a master's degree from Ohio State University.