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 »

Funk is ‘bullish’ on attracting top candidates for UNC’s next chancellor

Bill Funk believes the search for the next University chancellor presents a blend of challenges and opportunities. Funk, who heads the Dallas-based R. William Funk and Associates – the firm hired by the Chancellor Search Committee to recruit qualified potential candidates – briefed the University’s Board of Trustees at its Nov. 15 meeting. See full… Read more »

Chancellor Search Committee gathers public input

If the public forums are an indication, the search for Carolina’s 11th chancellor will lead to someone much like its 10th chancellor. In four separate forums last week, faculty, staff, students and community members had an opportunity to give the Chancellor Search Committee input about the traits they wanted to see in the successor to… Read more »

Chancellor Search Committee Invites Participation in Brief Online Survey about Chancellor Search

A brief online survey is being distributed widely to students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends and community members through a variety of listservs used regularly by the University, the General Alumni Association and the Office of New Students and Parents. The following message was included with that distribution, inviting people to participate in the survey:… Read more »

Executive Branch of Student Government Releases Survey to Gauge Student Views

As the search for a new chancellor begins, Student Government is actively gathering information from numerous sources in order to relay the voice of the student body to the 21-member selection committee. Members of Student Government will be looking to current and previous trends in higher education and chancellor selection to build a concrete vision… Read more »

Additional dates set for Chancellor Search Committee

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Chancellor Search Committee will meet Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Dowd-Harris Room at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Other currently scheduled meetings are posted on the Meetings page on this site. The committee also has announced public forums Nov. 7-8…. Read more »