Carol Folt, who recently resigned as chancellor at North Carolina, was named president at USC today.
Folt is no stranger to controversy. She went along with with a controversial strategy of avoiding NCAA sanctions for North Carolina’s academic/athletic scandal. Ultimately, North Carolina avoided tough sanctions by arguing the violations did not actually break NCAA rules.
More recently, Folt was involved in the “Silent Sam” controversy. After protestors pulled down the statue of a confederate soldier statue in August, Folt ordered the removal of the statue’s base, over the objection of the UNC Board of Governors.
Folt got her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Santa Barbara.
If Folt wanted to earn respect on campus, she would remove some administrators like provost Michael Quick and athletic director Lynn Swann.