April 1, 2019
Acting on “issues raised by student-athletes and others,” the University has begun an internal review of its women’s basketball program. UNC has retained the Charlotte-based law firm Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein to “conduct the...Read More
March 20, 2019
Carol L. Folt will be the next president of the University of Southern California. Folt, who announced her resignation as chancellor of UNC nine weeks ago, was described by the Los Angeles Times, which first...Read More
March 8, 2019
A letter signed by 149 people — including some of North Carolina’s most prominent business, civic, philanthropic and university leaders — implores the UNC System Board of Governors to “refrain from meddling and micromanaging” public...Read More
UNC recruited Daniel A. Reed, a man at the forefront of information technology, to bring a revolutionary movement in computers to the University. Now he’ll be doing it under his own watch.
Less than a year after Reed established an office at Carolina to spearhead the Institute for Renaissance Computing, he was promoted to fill the long-vacant post of vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer.
Reed said he has a strong vision for the position and aims to define the future of computing at Carolina. The information technology office is charged with overseeing academic technology across campus and ensuring that it remains accessible to students, faculty and staff.
Marian Moore, who last held the position, resigned in July 2002 to take a similar position at Boston College. Steve Jarrell ’73 has served in the interim.
Reed, who serves on President Bush’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, received the inaugural Kenan Eminent Professorship, at $3 million the largest professorship in UNC’s history. In his new appointment, he surrenders the Kenan but becomes UNC’s first endowed vice chancellor.
Reed’s first stint at the University came in 1983, when he was an assistant professor of computer sciences. He then spent the next 20 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He will continue to lead the Institute for Renaissance Computing, which is a joint effort with Duke and N.C. State universities to take an interdisciplinary approach to computing.
UNC also is creating a position of senior associate vice chancellor for information technology to manage daily operations.