Executive Leadership and Strategy

Lowry Caudill

Past Chair, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill

Lowry Caudill co-founded Magellan Laboratories Incorporated. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1979 and a PhD in analytical chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1983. He was chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees from 2013 through 2015. He is the chair of the Chancellor’s Innovation Circle, an adjunct professor of chemistry, a member of the chemistry department’s External Advisory Board, a member of the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors and Chair of the Executive Board of the Educational Foundation.

He is a member of the advisory working group for the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, is chair of the Shuford Program’s private fundraising campaign and teaches in the program. He was a steering committee member of the $2.4 billion Carolina First Campaign and chair of the private fundraising steering committee for the physical science complex. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, in 2013 was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece, and in 2014 received the Distinguished Service Medal from the UNC General Alumni Association. In 1998, he and his Magellan Laboratories business partner, Alfred G. Childers, were named Life Sciences Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Carolinas, and in 2002, they received the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. He is an active entrepreneur and supporter of entrepreneurial endeavors. He is married to Susan Self Caudill (UNC ’80).