Carol L. Folt Carolina's 11th Chancellor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's 11th chancellor, Carol L. Folt led Carolina from 2013 to 2019. Folt was the University's first female chancellor and set the course for the University's future, launched a $4.25 billion fundraising campaign, worked to make college education accessible for all North Carolinians and inspired thousands of Tar Heels to embrace the arts.

Carol L. Folt

When Carol L. Folt became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor in 2013, she said: “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?”

Folt — an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader — worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the University’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications.


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