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Resolution 19-02, Honoring Chancellor Carol Folt



February 6, 2019


WHEREAS, the Mission of the Employee Forum is to constructively address the concerns of the Employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and


WHEREAS, these concerns include the recognition of individuals who have distinguished themselves in service to the University community, and to encourage similar achievement among the remainder of the community’s members; and


WHEREAS, when the accomplishments of an individual are combined with an extraordinary application of power and influence on behalf of the Employees of our University, true leadership requires a fitting acknowledgment; and


WHEREAS, in matters of great significance, this individual has demonstrated commitment, courage and respect to create a safer and more inclusive environment for Employees, Faculty and Students of this University; and


WHEREAS, these matters include, but are not limited to, an honest invitation to participate in difficult but necessary conversations regarding the Confederate Monument that have far-reaching implications for our Employees, our University and our Community; and


WHEREAS, this individual has consulted and supported this Forum habitually in her duties as Chancellor of our University; and,


WHEREAS, this individual recognized the voice of Staff Employees by thoughtfully considering Employee Forum Resolution 18-04 which recommended “permanent removal of the confederate monument (“Silent Sam”) and its base from campus” in her decision on January 14th to remove the base of the monument and the tablets; and


WHEREAS, this individual has served the entire University community with distinction, dignity and honor through difficult times and in so doing has demonstrated courageous leadership for this institution;


THEREFORE BE IT NOW RESOLVED that the Employee Forum hereby confers lifelong honorary Delegate status upon Chancellor Carol Folt, along with an open invitation to attend and participate in future deliberations of this body.


Signed on behalf of the Delegates of the Employee Forum

Shayna Hill, Chair

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