I salute UNC Chancellor Carol Folt for her forthright statement of apology for the behaviors of those she inherited who are now “hunkered down” or long gone.
I look forward to the exciting days ahead as she leads us to the restored level of greatness and grace that defines Chapel Hill for so many North Carolinians.
We know what it’s like to come to Chapel Hill from afar and try to effect change in these institutions. We also know that for as long as she’s here, she will be perceived by some to be from somewhere else. Nonetheless, we must all rally around her agenda for change – right now. Then, in time, we can all again sing together “Hark the Sound”! With gusto!
Eric B. Munson
President emeritus, The University of North Carolina Hospitals