July 28, 2020
Jonathan Pruitt, vice chancellor for finance and operations for two and a half years, left Carolina as of Aug. 1 to return to the UNC System as chief operating officer. Before joining the University in...Read More
July 23, 2020
The UNC System Board of Governors on Thursday affirmed its policy that tuition and fees charged at state universities will not be adjusted should schools now planning to resume on-campus classes in a few weeks...Read More
July 23, 2020
The president of the UNC System could have stronger input into the selection of chancellors of the state’s universities if the system Board of Governors approves a policy on chancellor searches presented Wednesday by incoming...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.