Farmer, who has distinguished himself as an invaluable member of the Carolina community, will depart at the end of the semester to take on a new role as vice provost for enrollment at the University of Virginia.
Carolina students, faculty and staff are invited to complete a questionnaire to inform the work of the University of North Carolina System’s Racial Equity Task Force.
Comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members, the new committee will reflect on the past six months and the Fall 2020 Roadmap, provide input related to specific considerations as identified by the leadership team and seek input from broader constituencies on campus and in our neighboring communities.
"While we’re committed to doing all we can to ensure a safe and successful fall semester, we’re also looking ahead to planning for the spring semester. We are in the process of pivoting our Roadmap Implementation Team’s efforts to the spring 2021 semester."
"Today, as you graduate and leave a place you call home, I urge you to be heroes. To not just see and hear about the needs of our world, but to respond. To see the problems of others and make them your own."
"Today, I am humbled and honored to become Carolina’s 12th chancellor. I’m prepared to lead us forward with purpose, humility and vision."
"There are many principles that could guide our work as the leading global public research university. But I believe Hooker’s vision is our foundation. We are here today to emphasize that one reason: Carolina is here to serve North Carolina."
"This is our hope for you at Carolina: that you would learn to navigate the stars."
"Here at Carolina, we embrace our rich traditions while focusing on innovation and our future as the leading global public research university. You epitomize that future, and we are excited to celebrate your accomplishments today."