Oct. 29, 2019
If it’s Friday, this must be Greensboro. They also went to Siler City, Snow Hill, Winterville, Lumberton and Rocky Mount — all on the first day. Three buses fanned across the state, one headed east,...Read More
Sept. 26, 2019
Interim UNC System president William Roper left the positions of CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the medical school last fall, intending to retire. (GAA file photo)Dr. William Roper has put to rest...Read More
Sept. 24, 2019
Citing fatigue and time taken away from his businesses, Harry Smith in late September announced his resignation as chair of the UNC System Board of Governors. He plans to leave the board early in 2020....Read More
Larry Conrad, Carolina’s vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the past five years, is leaving in February to take the same position at California-Berkeley.
Conrad has led Carolina’s multifaceted Information Technology Services organization since February 2008. He has four decades of experience in both corporate and university settings, including Arizona State and Florida State universities, with extensive knowledge of academic and administrative computing.
Under Conrad, the University launched ConnectCarolina, a massive campuswide effort to streamline and integrate the computing systems that manage student information, human resources, payroll and finance. Within the past two years, the student information system has been converted to PeopleSoft, the software underpinning ConnectCarolina, and efforts are under way to convert the human resources, payroll and finance systems.
Chris Kielt will serve as interim vice chancellor and assume the CIO responsibilities until UNC’s next chancellor decides on a permanent successor. Kielt, the associate vice chancellor for administrative systems and business transformation, came to Carolina last fall from Stony Brook University, where he served as CIO.
He has 25 years of higher education administrative experience, including more than two decades at Yale University, where he was deputy CIO overseeing Yale’s ITS application development, client support, systems infrastructure and information security.