Dear faculty colleagues,
I am writing to you to express my sadness that Chancellor Carol Folt will be stepping down from her position at the end of this month. She accomplished so much while leading our university through complex and controversial issues. Her visionary leadership—exemplified by an inspiring strategic plan; successful capital campaign; commitment to diversity, affordability and accessibility; and her final bold action to have the pedestal removed from McCorkle Place—will leave a lasting legacy on this campus. Her energy, good will and optimism as Chancellor touched countless members of our community.
Our interim UNC System president, Dr. William Roper, will be selecting an interim chancellor soon. Let us work together to build on Chancellor Folt’s legacy to continue making UNC the best that it can be.
Leslie V. Parise, PhD
Chair of the Faculty
Professor and Department Chair of Biophysics and Biochemistry