"We are passionately public, and our commitment as a university that is accessible and affordable to the people of North Carolina is unwavering."
Faith was an active member of the Carolina Indian Circle, Unheard Voices and served as an American Indian Center volunteer.
Joel Curran, vice chancellor of communications, will leave UNC-Chapel Hill to join the University of Notre Dame as its vice president of public affairs and communications.
Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz provides updates on the University's COVID-19 response and discusses the Carolina Across 100 initiative.
"If there is anything you have learned here at Carolina, I hope it’s that there is still so much that you don’t yet know. Keep learning and growing. Keep asking questions, especially of the people who have different experiences, who are unique, who see the world differently than you do."
"This university is founded on the idea that things can get better. We must always be part of that change."
"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."