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Announcement of Interim Director for Equal Opportunity/ADA Office

Dear Carolina Community:

I am pleased to announce that Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Brenda Malone has taken on the additional duties of supervising our Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office, effective today. I asked Vice Chancellor Malone to take on this when Ann Penn
retired from the University at the end of July.

This office’s work to ensure access and equity in academic programs and employment practices is integral to everything we do at Carolina. It is important to have a member of our senior leadership team directing those efforts, and there is no one more capable to take on that responsibility than Brenda Malone. Brenda’s background makes her uniquely qualified to build on Ann’s record of distinction in making Carolina a welcoming, inclusive community in which to work and learn.

Later, I will appoint a committee to search for candidates to lead the EEO/ADA functions for the University. In the meantime, I am grateful to Vice Chancellor Malone for assuming this role for a critically important office that administers policies protecting equal opportunity and access to all students, faculty and staff in an environment that prohibits discrimination or harassment.

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Carol Folt