Carol Folt starts new era as 11th chancellor

Carol L. Folt, former interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, took office Monday (July 1) as Carolina’s 11th chancellor. Folt, the first woman to lead Carolina, is an internationally recognized environmental scientist and was an award-winning teacher at Dartmouth, a member of the prestigious Ivy League. Folt will spend… Read more »

Dean, current Kenan-Flagler Business School dean, to serve as next provost

James W. Dean Jr., a longtime faculty member and currently dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School, has been appointed as the next executive vice chancellor and provost for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp and Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt announced Dean’s appointment, effective July 1, in an email to the campus community…. Read more »

Appointment of an Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

May 23, 2013 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt and I have exciting news to share about the University’s leadership transition. James (Jim) W. Dean, Jr., dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School and a longtime faculty member, will serve as the next executive vice chancellor and provost starting July 1. The University’s Board of… Read more »

Nothing Could Be Finer

Carol L. Folt, interim president at Dartmouth College and an internationally recognized environmental scientist, will become the first woman to lead Carolina. Throughout her 30-year career, Folt has been a staunch advocate for women in science and math professions and in academic leadership positions. See full story at unc.edu »

Folt named Carolina chancellor

Carol L. Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, has been elected the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. See full story at unc.edu »

#WelcomeCarol on social media

The UNC Board of Governors has approved Carol Folt, interim president at Dartmouth College, as the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The campus community immediately welcomed her to Carolina. Follow unc.edu through the day and weekend for more updates. See full story at unc.edu

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber CEO Welcomes Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt

“We’re excited to welcome Carol Folt to Carolina and the greater Chapel Hill community.  Our Chamber and our business community appreciates the substantial and far-reaching economic impact of the state’s flagship institution.  We look forward to continued partnership with the University and a strong relationship with Dr. Folt as we work together to spur entrepreneurship… Read more »

Carol L. Folt Named Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 12, 2013, elected Dartmouth’s Interim President Carol L. Folt to be its next chancellor. Folt will assume her new role on July 1, succeeding Holden Thorp, who is leaving to become provost of Washington University in St. Louis. Folt will be the first woman to… Read more »

Folt Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carol L. Folt, Interim President of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, has been elected Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Folt’s name in nomination this afternoon… Read more »

Survey says academic excellence should come first

Preserving academic excellence should be the top priority of Carolina’s next chancellor, according to the preliminary results of a survey produced by the committee searching for Chancellor Holden Thorp’s replacement. Seventy-three percent of survey respondents have said that preserving academic excellence is paramount for the person who leads Carolina after Thorp steps down next summer…. Read more »