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Carol L. Folt, Carolina's 11th Chancellor

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, 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?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

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