Leader Across Disciplines
Robert O. Schulze (1922 - 1999)
Robert O. Schulze served as Dean of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences from 1972 until 1981 and was a Professor of Sociology here from the time of his arrival in 1972 until he retired in 1987. He was known and loved for his remarkable wit, buoyant humor, and academic passion. A strong believer in the importance of interdisciplinary work, he was instrumental in starting the Life of the Mind program as well as programs in Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, and Philosophy. He also supported the development of the University Lecture Series, which served as the precursor to the current Schulze Speaker Series.