It looks like Karen Gil will be the next dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill.
Gil has been recommended for the job and must be hired officially by the board of trustees, which next meets later this month.
Gil has twice served as the college's senior associate dean. She is a professor of psychology and psychiatry.
"The University is fortunate to have someone with Karen Gil’s impressive credentials and stature as a candidate to head our University’s largest and oldest academic unit,” said Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. “With her background as a faculty member, researcher and administrator within the College of Arts and Sciences, she is ideally suited to lead our faculty, staff and students in addressing future challenges, both on our campus and around the world.”
The dean position has been open since last year, when Holden Thorp was named chancellor. Bruce Carney, a physics and astronomy professor, has served as interim dean.
Gil has been on the UNC faculty since 1995.