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Carol L. Folt, Carolina's 11th Chancellor

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, 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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

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    The largest grant the Mellon Foundation has invested in Carolina Performing Arts will bring together acclaimed artists, students, faculty researchers and community partners for multiyear artistic collaborations that explore scholarly themes.

  • Timeless traditions

    From taking a sip out of the iconic Old Well to living in historic buildings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to centuries-old traditions that are still being carried out by students today.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

    Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, monitoring Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus and testing an experimental drug for emergency treatment of patients infected with Ebola.

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Welcome to the Office of the
Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol L. Folt, Carolina's 11th Chancellor

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, 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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

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The Latest at Carolina

  • Carolina Performing Arts receives $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The largest grant the Mellon Foundation has invested in Carolina Performing Arts will bring together acclaimed artists, students, faculty researchers and community partners for multiyear artistic collaborations that explore scholarly themes.

  • Timeless traditions

    From taking a sip out of the iconic Old Well to living in historic buildings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to centuries-old traditions that are still being carried out by students today.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

    Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, monitoring Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus and testing an experimental drug for emergency treatment of patients infected with Ebola.

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Welcome to the Office of the
Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol L. Folt, Carolina's 11th Chancellor

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, 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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

Read More

The Latest at Carolina

  • Carolina Performing Arts receives $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The largest grant the Mellon Foundation has invested in Carolina Performing Arts will bring together acclaimed artists, students, faculty researchers and community partners for multiyear artistic collaborations that explore scholarly themes.

  • Timeless traditions

    From taking a sip out of the iconic Old Well to living in historic buildings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to centuries-old traditions that are still being carried out by students today.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

    Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, monitoring Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus and testing an experimental drug for emergency treatment of patients infected with Ebola.

Message from Chancellor Holden Thorp

February 18, 2013

Dear Carolina students, faculty and staff,

Earlier today, Washington University in St. Louis announced that I will become the provost and hold an endowed professorship in the departments of chemistry and medicine. The appointments are effective July 1.

When I announced my decision last September to step down as chancellor, I was humbled and flattered by your outpouring of support. This exciting new opportunity represents the best of both worlds. My new positions will enable me to return to my passions of teaching and research while, at the same time, as the chief academic officer, will allow me to continue many of the administrative duties that I’ve enjoyed as chancellor.

For more than two years, there is no question that we have faced some of the most difficult issues to come before the University in decades. We have met those challenges head on and put much-needed reforms in place. It’s been painful, but we’ve become a better university as a result.

I’m proud of the University’s recent accomplishments, including making our first top 10 appearance in federal funding for research and development; growing undergraduate admissions applications by 43 percent – the largest five-year gain in recent campus history; positioning Carolina as a leader in our country’s debate about college costs, retention and attainment; bringing the national spotlight to our efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship; and working successfully with our local community partners, especially the Town of Chapel Hill.

I’m confident that Carolina is in a better place, and the next chancellor will continue to build on the progress we’ve made working together. I expect a seamless transition this summer and pledge to continue to do everything that I can until the day I leave South Building to make sure that my successor is in the best possible position to succeed.

I will always love Carolina. This University and this community have been my home for more than 25 years, and have meant more to me personally and professionally than I can measure or describe.

With great respect and appreciation for all of you and what you do for Carolina,

Holden Thorp


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Welcome to the Office of the
Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol L. Folt, Carolina's 11th Chancellor

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, 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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

Read More

The Latest at Carolina

  • Carolina Performing Arts receives $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The largest grant the Mellon Foundation has invested in Carolina Performing Arts will bring together acclaimed artists, students, faculty researchers and community partners for multiyear artistic collaborations that explore scholarly themes.

  • Timeless traditions

    From taking a sip out of the iconic Old Well to living in historic buildings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to centuries-old traditions that are still being carried out by students today.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

    Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, monitoring Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus and testing an experimental drug for emergency treatment of patients infected with Ebola.