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Buck Goldstein ’70 (’76 JD) will join The Graduate School’s CareerWell program as an executive in residence, effective January 2022.

I am pleased to announce that Buck Goldstein ’70 (’76 JD) will join The Graduate School as an executive in residence with the CareerWell program, starting January 1, 2022. Goldstein is a University Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor of the Practice in the School of Education. He is a double Tar Heel, having earned a B.A. and JD from Carolina before embarking on a highly successful career in the private sector.

Buck Goldstein wearing a grey jacket
Buck Goldstein

He was co-founder of Information America (now part of Thomson Corporation) and later NetWorth Partners. Over the years, Goldstein has served on a variety of corporate and philanthropic boards. He is co-author (with former chancellor Holden Thorp) of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century and Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and its Colleges and Universities. In addition to other activities on campus, Goldstein is a co-instructor in IDST 890, The American Professoriate, a course that de-mystifies higher education for graduate students who aspire to careers in academia.

In his role as executive in residence, Goldstein will work with the CareerWell program to develop partnerships with employers, to provide UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students with the opportunity to develop the skills and professional networks needed for careers outside of academia. He will also explore strategies to quantify the impact of CareerWell on graduate students and impact of CareerWell-trained students on UNC-Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina.

Dean Suzanne Barbour
The Graduate School

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