Press Release: UNC Press Announces New $3 Million Wyndham Robertson Endowment


UNC Press contact: Gina Mahalek, 919-962-0581,

CHAPEL HILL, NC (APRIL 11, 2018)–Today the University of North Carolina Press announces the establishment of the Wyndham Robertson Editorial Directorship, created with gifts from friends and family in honor of its namesake. This endowed fund will directly support the editorial program of the South’s oldest university press. Robertson served as vice president for communications at the UNC System and on the board of the Press. She was also a founding member of the Press’s Advancement Council.

“This endowment will allow the Press’s editorial leadership to dramatically increase the scope of its work beyond simply acquiring and editing manuscripts. The editorial director will now be able to participate in the many conversations about publishing, dissemination, and scholarly communications writ large,” said John Sherer, the Spangler Family Director of UNC Press.

“UNC Press and Wyndham Robertson are two of the crown jewels of our state. This is a wonderful–and well-deserved–recognition of her many contributions to the Press and the university system,” said Margaret Spellings, president of the University of North Carolina.

“When I consider what it is that makes the University of North Carolina exceptional, the first thing that comes to mind is UNC Press. I am deeply honored that my family and friends have created this newly endowed position in my name,” said Robertson. 


About the UNC Press

Founded in 1922, UNC Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the oldest in the United States. It is an affiliate of the University of North Carolina System.