June 14, 2019
Former Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86 plans to leave his position as provost of Washington University in St. Louis this summer after six years. The university announced that Thorp, a chemist who holds faculty appointments in...Read More
June 10, 2019
Three new members will join the Board of Trustees, chosen by the UNC System Board of Governors, and one current member has been reappointed to a new term. David L. Boliek Jr. ’90, R. Gene...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.