Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

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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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by championing Carolina as a great global public research university. Her priorities have included preserving and expanding the University’s academic excellence, access and affordability, and deep commitment to North Carolina.
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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

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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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by championing Carolina as a great global public research university. Her priorities have included preserving and expanding the University’s academic excellence, access and affordability, and deep commitment to North Carolina.
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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt

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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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by championing Carolina as a great global public research university. Her priorities have included preserving and expanding the University’s academic excellence, access and affordability, and deep commitment to North Carolina.
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Hunter Rawlings Panel to Convene April 19

April 1, 2013

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The University will convene a panel of distinguished leaders in higher education and athletics for the first time this month to consider the role of athletics in the life of Carolina. This idea originated in a report produced last year by a Faculty Executive Committee, and I was pleased to accept that advice.

We previously announced that the panel chair would be Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities, which represents 62 leading research universities including Carolina. A former university president and successful student-athlete, Dr. Rawlings spoke here last fall about the future of research universities. (See the footage on YouTube). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Joining him on the panel are:

On Friday, April 19, I will address the panel, which will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carolina Inn, Hill Ballroom South. We’ve invited five other speakers as part of a roundtable discussion: Jay Bilas, ESPN broadcaster, attorney and a former Duke basketball player, as well as UNC colleagues Bubba Cunningham, director of athletics; Joy Renner, Faculty Athletics Committee Chair and clinical associate professor of allied health sciences; Jay Smith, professor of history; and Richard Southall, associate professor of sport administration and director of the College Sport Research Institute. The campus community will also have an opportunity to share comments.

I don’t expect this panel to solve in a short time what the Knight Commission has been addressing for more than 20 years. But this is a good opportunity to engage in a conversation that could lead to new ideas for best practices moving forward. I will leave it up to Dr. Rawlings and the panelists to decide how to proceed with this work after the first meeting.

The issues we face here are not unique to Carolina, and we hope other campuses around the nation will benefit in some way from the panel’s work.

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp


Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt

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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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by championing Carolina as a great global public research university. Her priorities have included preserving and expanding the University’s academic excellence, access and affordability, and deep commitment to North Carolina.
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