Chancellor Carol Folt to speak at UNC Kenan-Flagler on Oct. 28
Carol Folt, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a free, public lecture at as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on Mon., Oct. 28.
She will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Koury Auditorium at UNC Kenan-Flagler. To RSVP, please click here or send an email to with “Dean’s Speaker Series RSVP” in the subject line. Free parking will be available in the business school parking deck.
Folt took office as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013. An internationally recognized environment scientist and award-winning teacher, she served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1983 and rose steadily through the academic and administrative ranks. In 2001, she was appointed dean of graduate studies and associate dean of the faculty for interdisciplinary programs. She was promoted to dean of the faculty in 2004, tapped as acting provost in 2009 and named provost in 2010.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Chancellor Folt is a proud product of public higher education. She worked her way through the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning a bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology in 1976 and a master’s degree in biology two years later. She received her doctorate in ecology in 1982 from the University of California at Davis and did postdoctoral work at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University.