Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. 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.”

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. 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 South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. 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 Announcement

March 10, 2010

Dear Carolina community:

I know that it's spring break and you likely won't get this email until next week, but I wanted to let you know that we have a new Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. I'm thrilled to tell you that Bruce Carney, our current interim provost, has agreed to take the position permanently. The appointment is pending approval by the Board of Trustees later this month.

As you know, the search committee brought three excellent candidates to campus for public lectures and Q&A. But ultimately, there just wasn't a match. Rather than reopening the search, we prevailed upon Bruce to stay in his role. When he took on the interim role, he had made it clear thathe wasn't interested in the position permanently. But fortunately for us, he was willing to reconsider. Not only has he come to enjoy the job, but we've come to rely on him. He's done an outstanding job, and appointing him allows us to continue moving forward without skipping a beat.

Through the years Bruce, who is the Samuel Baron Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has held a number of key leadership roles at Carolina. Most recently he was interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also has been associate dean, overseeing a dozen academic departments and programs in the sciences. He's been a member of the faculty since 1980.

The executive vice chancellor and provost has a big job, overseeing all academic operations, including 13 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Library, a variety of centers and several cultural and educational units. And Bruce has clearly shown he's up to the task.

I want to thank the search committee. National searches are hard work, and they are a big investment of time. In this case, we found our best candidate right here.

Please join me in congratulating Bruce.

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp


Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. 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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