Erskine Boyce Bowles (born August 8, 1945) is an American businessman and politician from North Carolina. He was the president of the University of North Carolina system from 2005 to 2010. He was as White House Chief of Staff from 1997–98. Bowles also ran for the United States Senate from North Carolina in 2002 and 2004 but lost both times.
|Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform|
February 18, 2010 – December 1, 2010
Served with Alan Simpson
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|President of the University of North Carolina System|
October 3, 2005 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Molly Broad|
|Succeeded by||Tom Ross|
|19th White House Chief of Staff|
January 20, 1997 – October 20, 1998
|Preceded by||Leon Panetta|
|Succeeded by||John Podesta|
|White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations|
October 3, 1994 – January 11, 1996
|Preceded by||Philip Lader|
|Succeeded by||Evelyn Lieberman|
|18th Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
May 7, 1993 – October 3, 1994
|Preceded by||Pat Saiki|
|Succeeded by||Philip Lader|
|Born||August 8, 1945|
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
|Education||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)|
Columbia University (MBA)
Bowles was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His parents are Jessamine Woodward Boyce Bowles and Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles Jr.. Bowles grew up in Greensboro and graduated from Virginia Episcopal School. Then he studied at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He graduated with a business degree. He was in the United States Coast Guard for a short time. Next, Bowles studied at Columbia Business School. He earned an MBA. After graduation, Bowles worked for the financial firm Morgan Stanley in New York City.
- Kelderman, Eric (February 12, 2010). "U. of North Carolina's President, Erskine Bowles, Says He Will Step Down - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education". Chronicle.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014.