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
A “reconstituted” search committee has been announced by Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86 to help select the University’s next executive vice chancellor and provost. Some members of the original committee subsequently were named to the committee to find Thorp’s successor.
Provost Bruce Carney said in August that he planned to step down on June 30 after three years in the position.
The new committee, chaired by nursing school Dean Kristen Swanson, will begin meeting after receiving its charge from Thorp later in January.
The provost is the University’s chief academic officer.
Carney, who had been a member of Carolina’s astronomy faculty since 1980, became chair of the department of physics and astronomy in 1999 and served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for a year after Thorp was named chancellor in 2008. Carney plans to return to UNC’s astronomy faculty.
The 21-member committee includes faculty, administrators and UNC staff along with one trustee and one student.