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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol Folt named 11th Carolina chancellor

folt_carol_400Carol L. Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, has been elected the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

UNC President Tom Ross placed Folt’s name in nomination today (April 12) during a special meeting of the board.

Folt, 61, will assume her duties on July 1, succeeding Holden Thorp, who announced last September that he would step down June 30 after five years in the post.

He will become provost of Washington University in St. Louis.

Folt will become the first woman to lead Carolina, which opened its doors to students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university.

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