UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Former NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman to speak at School of Government on Nov. 5

Media Advisory

The School of Government invites media representatives to cover two speeches on Thursday, Nov. 5, that are part of the School’s two-day 2015 Public Administration Conference which will be held at Knapp-Sanders Building.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt will deliver the keynote address that kicks-off the conference and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman will present the Deil S. Wright Lecture – “What is Leadership?” – during the conference.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Carol L. Folt, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keynote Address – Chancellor Folt’s keynote address is not open to the public because of seating limitations, but media representatives are invited to attend.

UNC School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Thursday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Christine Todd Whitman, Whitman Strategy Group President, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and former New Jersey Governor
“What is Leadership?” – The Deil S. Wright Lecture is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and hosted by the Carolina MPA Alumni Association. The event isfree and open to the public. For more information about the Deli S. Wright lecture, visit Lecture. 

Interview opportunities for Ms. Whitman are available. Arrangements must be scheduled in advance by contacting Sonja Matanovic, School of Government, at 919.966.4178 or matanovic@sog.unc.edu

UNC Center for Dramatic Art
Paul Green Theatre, Country Club Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Brief Speaker Biographies:

Carol L. Folt is the 11th chancellor and first woman leader of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher, and accomplished administrator, Folt is championing Carolina as a great global public research university. Her priorities include preserving and expanding the University’s academic excellence, access and affordability and deep commitment to the people of North Carolina. Folt leads the University in the national dialogue about higher education and has taken a strong position on protecting students from sexual assault. Folt came to Carolina from Dartmouth College, where she was interim president in 2012–2013, a professor of Biological Sciences and a faculty member.

Christine Todd Whitman is president of Whitman Strategy Group. Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Previously, she was New Jersey’s first female governor. Whitman co-chairs Clean and Safe Energy (CASE) and serves on the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, serves on the O’Connor Judicial Selection Advisory Committee and is a member of the advisory board of the Corporate Eco Forum and of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council. Whitman earned a BA in government from Wheaton College.


Directions: The UNC School of Government is located at 400 South Road at the intersection of Country Club Road. Limited metered parking is available on South Road.

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