Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Provost Search Update

January 3, 2013

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I'm pleased to announce the appointment of a reconstituted 21-member committee searching for the University's next executive vice chancellor and provost. I will charge the committee at its first meeting later this month, and we expect this work to proceed productively in the coming weeks under the leadership of Kristen Swanson, dean of the School of Nursing and Alumni Distinguished Professor, as chair.

With the search for the University's next chancellor well under way, it was important to take action now to time the provost search so my successor will have an opportunity to provide input and be involved in the interview process and final selection. (We plan to use the same strategy with the search for the vice chancellor for development.)

The University faced a similar situation with vacant provost and vice chancellor for finance and administration positions in 2000 before James Moeser became chancellor. I consulted with Chancellor Moeser, and he confirmed my thinking that taking this approach would help accelerate the transition process within the administration and put my successor in the best position to hit the ground running when he or she is expected to take office next July.

I am grateful for Dr. Bruce Carney's continued service as executive vice chancellor and provost until this search is complete. He previously announced plans to return to his teaching and research career. Dr. Carney has done an exceptional job in serving as our chief academic officer. The provost oversees all academic operations including our schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Library, a variety of centers and several cultural and educational units. This position also involves working closely with our vice chancellor for finance and administration to manage the University's budget process.

Dean Swanson is communicating with Wade Hargrove, chair of the chancellor search committee and our Board of Trustees, to assure a well-coordinated process with both searches. Joining Dean Swanson on the committee are distinguished faculty colleagues representing the College of Arts and Sciences, our professional schools and the Office of Faculty Governance. They are:

Also serving on the committee are:

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp


Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

View more photos of Chancellor Folt »

When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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