UNC’s chief financial officer to leave
The season of change at the top continues at UNC.
Karol Gray, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, has announced that she is leaving this fall to become chief financial officer for AppliedDNA Sciences Inc., a New York-based company that provided botanical DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication.
Gray, who came to UNC in December 2011 to become the university’s chief finance business officer, formerly served on the company’s board of directors.
UNC is also currently in the hunt for a new a new vice chancellor for development, the school’s top fundraising position, and for a vice chancellor for communications, a new position created by new chancellor, Carol Folt.
In addition to a new chancellor, the university has a new executive vice chancellor and provost, a job that James Dean, former dean of the Kenan-Flager Business School, began on July 1.
Folt, the former interim president at Dartmouth College, also began work July 1, replacing former chancellor Holden Thorp who left the university to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis.
Before coming to UNC, Gray served five years as vice president of finance and administration at Stony Brook University. She was the first woman to hold the post.
Gray told The Daily Tar Heel that she will work with Folt to identify an interim vice chancellor before she leaves in October.
It is unclear when a search committee will be formed to find a permanent replacement.
UNC hired the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search that delivered Gray to the university.
She was selected from a pool of three other finalists.