Suzanne Barbour was selected to be the next dean of the UNC Graduate School. She will begin on Sept. 3, 2019, according to a press release from Provost Bob Blouin.
Barbour is currently serving as the dean of the University of Georgia’s graduate school where she is also a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. When she comes to UNC in the fall, she will also take on the role of professor of biochemistry and biophysics.
Barbour was hired by UGA in 2015 in part because she had a strong vision to enhance the school's "national and international reputation as a leading research university," the UGA president said in a press release at the time.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she went on to get a doctorate in molecular biology and genetics from Johns Hopkins University.
In the release, Blouin said he has confidence Barbour will elevate the status of UNC’s graduate program, continuing a “trajectory of excellence.”