After Folt’s exodus, UNC system may face a struggle in finding new leadership, experts say

January 28, 2019

With the resignation of both UNC System President Margaret Spellings and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, the university finds itself at a crossroads.

Both leaders stepped down in the last few months after years of conflict with the UNC Board of Governors. Both struggled with the board over everything from the future of the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument to how much authority the school’s administration should wield and how much direction they should take from the board.

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