The Chancellor’s Task Force on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History is responsible for developing a comprehensive approach to curating and teaching the history of the University.
In May 2015, the Board of Trustees voted to develop new curation and education initiatives, rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall, and place a 16-year freeze on renaming historic buildings to provide adequate time for the new efforts to take root.
Chancellor Carol L. Folt appointed the Task Force to ensure that everyone – students, prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors – has the opportunity to learn about Carolina’s history and contributions to society.
The work of the Task Force is ongoing, and includes projects at Carolina Hall and McCorkle Place. These efforts are intended to tell the rich and diverse history of UNC-Chapel Hill. We will provide regular updates on our progress on this website and through presentations to various groups at the University.
To learn who serves on the Task Force, visit About the Task Force. To learn more about projects the Task Force has underway, visit the Projects page to see an overview and timelines for projects at Carolina Hall and McCorkle Place.
The Task Force provides regular updates on its progress to many organizations. Below is a summary of news and updates: