Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises
Brad Ives became the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises at UNC-Chapel Hill May 4, 2015. Ives also serves as the University’s Chief Sustainability Officer and as the director of the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory.
As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises, Ives provides oversight for the University’s Auxiliary Services, Energy Services, Transportation and Parking, Student Stores and Trademarks and Licensing. This encompasses a $250 million budget with a team of approximately 300 University employees and 800 contracted employees.
Ives brings a wealth of both public and private sector expertise to the University. He most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), where he managed 2,000 employees in five divisions, including the State Parks and the N.C. Zoo. Prior to joining NCDENR, Ives was with Semprius Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of advanced solar panels, and served as CEO of Integro Earth Fuels Inc., a biomass energy technology company, and was the founder and CEO of Illumination Renewables LLC, developer of an award-winning landfill gas project with ExxonMobil Corporation.
From 2002 to 2008, Ives was managing director at Babson Capital Management in London and Charlotte, where he led investments in an energy technology venture capital fund and headed European sales. Ives spent the first twelve years of his career as a structured finance lawyer in New York and Charlotte. He is a true blue Tar Heel having obtained a Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law in 1989 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science here in 1986 as a Morehead-Cain Scholar.
Ives serves on the board of the UNC Energy Frontier Research Center, which runs the Solar Fuels Initiative. He is also a board member of the Clemson University Institute for Parks, which provides research and outreach related to the world’s parks and protected areas.