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?” 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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Vice Chancellor for Research Appointment

March 24, 2011

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Earlier today, our Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Professor of Sociology and a 26-year veteran of our faculty, as the vice chancellor for research, effective tomorrow.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney and I enthusiastically recommended taking the word “interim” out of Barbara’s current title. She has served as interim vice chancellor for research and economic development since last August. In that role, Barbara has been a great addition to our administrative team and has effectively championed the University’s research enterprise. She brings extensive experience in leading the Carolina Population Center, one of our most distinguished research units. She understands multidisciplinary research – a hallmark of this University -- extraordinarily well and has the skills and insights we need to help keep Carolina competitive nationally.

As vice chancellor, Entwisle leads a campus-wide research program that attracted $803 million in contract and grant funding in fiscal 2010 – more than double the amount from a decade ago. She is responsible for connecting academic units across the campus with University priorities and managing research support offices. Select centers and institutes also report to her office.

Many of you know that Barbara is a distinguished social demographer who studies population, health and environment. She joined the sociology department in 1985 and from 2002 until last summer directed the Carolina Population Center. Faculty, staff and students affiliated with the center work in 85 countries around the world. Last year, the center brought in more than $47 million in external research funding.

Barbara has been honored for distinguished teaching, mentoring and research training. She is past president of the Population Association of America (PAA), a former editor of Demography (the PAA’s flagship journal) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has been elected to serve as president of the Sociological Research Association in 2014-2015.

Please join me in congratulating Barbara on her appointment. We’re also grateful to Karen Gil, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for chairing the search committee and to her fellow committee members for their work in bringing this search to a successful conclusion.

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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