A Message From Chancellor Folt

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 1 PM, former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein will publicly announce the findings of his eight-month independent investigation. The following message is a note from Chancellor Carol Folt to the Carolina Community:


Dear Carolina Community,

I want to be the first to let you know that this Wednesday at 1 p.m., Kenneth Wainstein, a former federal prosecutor who we retained to investigate past academic irregularities at Carolina, will publicly release his report. At that event, UNC President Tom Ross and I will share our reactions to the report, our plans for responding, and also answer questions from the media. In the days and weeks following the release of the report, my team and I plan to meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of our community regarding Mr. Wainstein’s findings and how we move forward.

There will be a live webcast of Mr. Wainstein’s presentation on Wednesday. Please go to carolinacommitment.unc.edu to access this webcast. We will also post Mr. Wainstein’s report and related materials to the site.

The last few years have been difficult for our community. I believe this report will allow us to have a complete picture of what happened at Carolina and build on the numerous reforms we have already put in place.

I understand that many of you have questions, and I hope that many will be answered on Wednesday. We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward.

Thank you for your support.

Carol L. Folt