Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am grateful that today’s incident involving a potentially dangerous person near the Pit ended without injury and with a rapid return to a safe, secure campus. Throughout the Alert Carolina siren activation, our Department of Public Safety team responded quickly and effectively. Their professionalism and emphasis on community safety… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Friends: This afternoon, UNC President Tom Ross and I are announcing an important step in addressing any questions left unanswered from previous reviews of course irregularities in our former Department of African and Afro-American Studies (now African, African-American and Diaspora Studies). Details will be posted at We are retaining an outside attorney to… Read more »

Reflections on National African American History Month

Dear Carolina Community: Last night I had the privilege of attending an inspiring program at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History commemorating National African American History Month. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, award-winning author and civil rights scholar, recounted the struggles and successes of African Americans here in North Carolina, and encouraged… Read more »

UNC must welcome scrutiny as opportunity, Folt says

Chancellor Carol L. Folt says it’s important for the University to make amends by fully acknowledging mistakes that led to athletic and academic scandals, mistakes that could have been avoided – and must be avoided in the future. “As one of a small number of leading national research universities that also has a highly competitive… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: In the days since my last message to you, I have been made aware of – and read for myself – examples of heated conversations inside and outside of Carolina regarding many of the issues I addressed: the integrity of our support for student-athletes and their success from admission to graduation. I… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to provide my perspective on a topic that has been reported in the media recently, and more importantly, is of great concern to our community: what we are doing to ensure the integrity of our support for student-athletes and their success from admission to graduation. Carolina’s recent academic… Read more »

Carolina #1 academic value among public campuses for 13th time in a row

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Since 1998 Kiplinger’s has periodically ranked public universities based on how they combine excellence and affordability; Carolina has been first every time. The new ranking… Read more »

Leadership Transition in Human Resources

Dear Carolina Community: As you know, Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources and interim director of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office, is leaving UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of the year. Following her departure, it is essential that the Office of Human Resources and the EO/ADA Office – two critically important offices that serve our… Read more »

2013 Campus Sustainability Report Release

The 2013 Campus Sustainability Report will be presented to Chancellor Folt and the UNC community at 12 p.m. on November 15th, at the Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day celebration. This comprehensive assessment of sustainable policies, practices, curricula, and behaviors highlights Carolina’s adoption of sustainability as a core value and strategic planning tool. Key findings… Read more »

Appointment of a Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs

Dear Carolina Community: I am delighted to announce that Joel Curran, a top executive in one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, will be our first vice chancellor for communications and public affairs. I selected him after a national search and the recommendations of a campus search committee led by Trustee Steve Lerner and… Read more »