Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, who has been with the University for 26 years, has been appointed as the vice chancellor for research. Entwisle has been the interim vice chancellor for research and economic development since last August.
The appointment was approved Thursday by the University’s Board of Trustees and became effective Friday. Entwisle will lead a research program that attracted $803 million in contract and grant funding in 2010 — more than double the amount from a decade ago.
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