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 Search Update

September 6, 2012

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I’m writing to follow up last month’s announcement about Dr. Bruce Carney’s plans to step down as executive vice chancellor and provost on June 30, 2013, to return to teaching and research. (For the full announcement, refer here).

The University’s future academic success depends on finding the right person to succeed Dr. Carney, who, with his colleagues, has accomplished so much in the past two-and-a-half years. The provost serves as chief academic officer and oversees all academic operations including our 13 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Library, a variety of centers and several cultural and educational units. The provost works closely with our vice chancellor for finance and administration to manage the University's budget process.

This search comes at a time when many of the University’s leading indicators of success are 
strong and directly linked to the leadership that Dr. Carney has provided in the provost’s office. We’re attracting record numbers of applications (exceeding 29,000) from outstanding first-year students. Faculty research funding and expenditures are at levels highly competitive with the nation’s very best public and private research universities. Faculty retention is improving. Private giving last year ranked second in University history. And we’re launching a campus-wide conversation this fall focusing on a “21st Century Vision of the Public University,” an initiative we’re undertaking jointly with our Board of Trustees. We expect a report emerging from that process next spring will help shape the University’s future and provide a foundation for the next private fundraising campaign.

This week, we finalized the membership of a 21-member search committee, which will be led by Kristen Swanson, dean of the School of Nursing and Alumni Distinguished Professor. I have asked her to work toward a timetable that will permit us to announce a new chief academic officer by next spring. The committee will decide the details of the national search process and share its recommendations for top candidates with me. I will make a recommendation to our Board of Trustees for final approval.

Joining Dean Swanson on the committee are a dozen other 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:

I will keep you informed as the search progresses.

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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