James “Jim” Dean is president of the University of New Hampshire and interim chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire. He previously served as provost of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and dean of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jim and his wife Jan have two wonderful daughters and four spectacular grandchildren. He is an amateur clarinet player, an avid reader, a Francophile, a lifelong soccer and basketball fan, and a supporter of all UNH sports teams. He believes passionately in the value of higher education for individuals and for society.