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Folt is Dean of Faculty

Carol Folt
Carol Folt

Carol Folt, an award-winning teacher and pioneering environmental scientist, has been appointed to a five-year term as dean of the faculty of arts and sciences by President James Wright.

"I look forward to working with Dean Folt in advancing the work of the faculty," Wright says. "Dartmouth is distinguished by faculty members who are not only at the forefront of their disciplines but are also passionate about their teaching. This balance is one of the elements that contributes most to the quality of the Dartmouth experience for our students. Carol has been a strong advocate for the faculty, for the students, and for Dartmouth.

"Never has there been a greater need, in the nation and the world, for the kinds of skills and perspectives that the very best liberal arts institution can provide," Folt says. "Dartmouth faculty and students are stronger than ever; the faculty we hire and the students we educate can, and must, have a profound impact on the course of history."

Folt says her top priorities will be to "recruit and retain the very best faculty, improve the learning environment, and provide vital support for faculty and students, with special attention to fostering innovative, interdisciplinary, and international ideas in research and education."

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Last Updated: 5/30/08