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.