Lee H. Roberts became interim chancellor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 12, 2024. Before that, he was the co-founder and managing partner of SharpVue Capital, a North Carolina investment firm that specializes in stewarding institutional funds and growing local economies.

A dedicated public servant, Roberts was state budget director under Republican Gov. Pat McCrory from 2014 to 2016. He is a strong supporter of higher education, serving as a member of the UNC System Board of Governors and as the chair of its budget committee.

For the last five years, he has taught budgeting at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He has also served North Carolina through his positions on the State Board of Community Colleges, North Carolina’s Banking Commission, the Board of Visitors at the Sanford School and the Golden LEAF Foundation.