|Alumnus John Sherer Named Director of UNC Press|
|Friday, June 15, 2012|
John Sherer, currently Vice President and Publisher of Basic Books, has been named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press.
Sherer, 45, succeeds Kate Douglas Torrey, who retires on June 30 after 23 years at the publishing house. She has served as its director since 1992.
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