Clayton Somers (JD ’96) joins UNC-Chapel Hill as vice chancellor of public affairs

The Raleigh News and Observer’s Colin Campbell published the following story about Clayton Somers (JD ’96), “NC House Speaker’s chief of staff gets new leadership job at UNC-Chapel Hill,” on Jan. 9, 2017.

An excerpt follows:
Clayton Somers, who has been serving as N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s chief of staff, is joining UNC-Chapel Hill in a newly created position overseeing public affairs.

Somers started work Monday as vice chancellor of public affairs and secretary of the university, a position created with approval from the UNC Board of Governors. That board is appointed by legislative leaders, including Moore.

Somers will make an annual salary of $280,000 – a big raise from the $158,500 he earned when he joined the speaker’s office.