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
Bill McDiarmid ’69, who has led the School of Education for seven years, plans to step down as dean on Jan. 1 and return to teaching as an Alumni Distinguished Professor of education.
“My tenure as dean hasn’t been without its challenges,” McDiarmid said in a statement, “including dramatic budget cuts.” But he detailed how the school has been “significantly restructured” during his tenure: “We’ve established five new named professorships, increased the size of the faculty from 49 to 56, recruited eight new faculty members from underrepresented groups and retained eight key faculty members being recruited by other institutions.”
He also cited:
The school currently is ranked 33rd in the country among Best Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Deborah Eaker-Rich ’74 (’86 MEd, ’90 PhD), senior associate dean and chief academic officer for the school, will serve as acting dean and remain in that role until a new dean has been appointed. A search committee for McDiarmid’s successor is expected to be formed soon.