VIDEO: Folt in her own words
After her election as UNC’s next chancellor, Carol Folt started immersing herself in campus life and learning more about Carolina. In this 4-minute video, she discusses how public higher education changed her life, what attracted her to the University and her family.
“I am so excited to be Carolina’s 11th Chancellor. It is a dream come true for me,” Folt says in the video. “I love the spirit of Carolina. It has these traditions that have made it an amazing place for more than 200 years.”
Folt, interim president at Dartmouth College and an internationally recognized environmental scientist, will become the first woman to lead Carolina. She will take office as the 11th chancellor on July 1. She succeeds Holden Thorp, who will step down June 30 after five years in the post. He will become provost of Washington University in St. Louis.