The gift will endow two new senior-level leadership positions and support the strategic priorities of UNC Global, which incorporates many of the centralized programs and services that support Carolina’s global mission.
A $10 million gift from alumni Bill and Anne Harrison of Greenwich, Connecticut, to UNC-Chapel Hill will strengthen the University’s global programs and presence. The generous gift from the Harrisons will endow two new senior-level leadership positions and support the strategic priorities of UNC Global, which incorporates many of the centralized programs and services that support Carolina’s global mission.
A search is already underway for a new full-time chief global officer and vice provost for global affairs who will report to the executive vice chancellor and provost. In September, the University announced the hiring of a new associate provost for global affairs, Raymond Farrow, who will serve as the chief operating officer and executive director of UNC Global and will serve as interim chief global officer until a vice provost is named.
“I am so grateful for Bill and Anne’s steadfast commitment to Carolina and all those who study and work here. They have done so much for our community, and this tremendous gift reflects their support and belief in Carolina’s global mission,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “Their loving generosity will help us integrate global thinking across our campus and guarantee that every student graduates with the skills they need to serve our world.”
Between 2016 and 2018, a Global Leadership Taskforce guided the development of a new global road map. The road map included a “global mindset” as a fundamental imperative for the campus — a strategy outlined in both the Blueprint for Next, the strategic framework and vision for the growth of the University, and For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina.
Originally published Oct. 4, 2018.