UNC-system President Thomas Ross said the first time Carol Folt walked into his office and sat down to answer his first question, he knew he would choose her to be UNC’s next chancellor.
The UNC Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve Carol Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College, as the University’s next chancellor.
For the first time in 224 years, UNC’s top leadership role will likely be held by a woman. According to three sources familiar with the chancellor search, UNC-system President Thomas Ross will nominate Carol Folt, the interim president at Dartmouth College, for the chancellor position today.
Two sources familiar with the University’s chancellor search have confirmed that Carol Folt, interim president at Dartmouth College, will be named UNC’s first female chancellor Friday.
After months of uncertainty surrounding who will succeed Chancellor Holden Thorp this summer, the UNC-system Board of Governors will select the next chancellor Friday.
UNC is the only university that has a piece of water infrastructure as its official logo, a fact that was made crystal clear Thursday afternoon.
With the Friday approval of a tuition increase for both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years comes a change in focus for next year’s student body president.
For administrators and trustees, the decision to propose increasing tuition by 15.6 percent for in-state students came down to the financial needs of faculty, whose salaries have been frozen for three years.
When pushed to adjust to state funding cuts, the University’s School of Nursing chose quality over quantity. In February, the school announced it would shrink its incoming undergraduate class by 25 percent. Months later, prospective students are feeling the stress of increased competition, and the school is dealing with the possibility of more than half of its faculty retiring in the next five to 10 years.
The Gillings School of Global Public Health, a consistently top-ranked school in the nation, is facing serious funding cuts which are affecting its faculty, research grants and course offerings.