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Kevin Seitz Named Interim Chief Financial Officer

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I have asked Kevin Seitz to serve as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration beginning October 1 since Karol Kain Gray is returning to her home state of New York to begin a career in the private sector, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to assume this vital role.

For the last three years as Carolina’s associate vice chancellor for finance, Kevin has been an excellent steward of the University’s financial resources. Not only has he played a key role in the Budget Committee’s resource allocation process, he also has overseen Carolina’s treasury functions and has worked closely with financial leaders at UNC General Administration and the state’s Division of Fiscal Research. He also has been instrumental in helping Karol make necessary changes in the Division of Finance and Administration within the past year.

Carolina is benefitting from Kevin’s nearly 40 years of experience in finance and administration, all within higher education. In addition to his work here, Kevin spent 31 years at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was vice president for university services after serving as controller and director of administrative computing, and five years as East Carolina’s chief financial officer. There, he was head of many of the same finance and administration functions he will assume on an interim basis here.

We will announce the search committee for a new vice chancellor soon. In the meantime, I am grateful to have such a capable leader in charge of the University’s finance and administration operations.


Carol L. Folt