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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Grauer sworn in as newest member of Board of Trustees

Peter Grauer, left, is sworn in by Willis Whichard, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and a UNC alumnus.

Peter T. Grauer of Greenwich, Conn., chair of Bloomberg LP, on Nov. 17 took the oath of office as a new member of the Board of Trustees. Grauer was appointed to the board by Gov. Beverly Perdue to succeed John Ellison, whose term expired in June.

Grauer graduated from the University in 1968 and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Program for Management Development, in 1975.

In his career in the financial industry, he was a managing director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1992 to 2000 when DLJ was acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. He served as a managing director and senior partner of CSFB Private Equity until March 2002.

Grauer is a founder of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and DLJ Investment Partners.

Grauer has been a member of the Bloomberg board since 1996 and was named board chair in 2001, succeeding Michael R. Bloomberg. Grauer joined Bloomberg full time as chair, president and chief executive officer in 2002.

He also is lead director of health-care services company DaVita Inc. Grauer has served on the boards of more than 25 public and private companies.

In 2008, Grauer received the William Richardson Davie Award, the Board of Trustees’ highest honor, for extraordinary service to the University or society.

At Carolina, he has stewarded the Honors Program and the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, whose external advisory board he has led since 1997 and where an endowed professorship is named in his honor.

Grauer also is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation Board and the UNC Global Research Institute Board, and has served as a member of the UNC National Development Council.