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The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university providing public education to the 220,000 students enrolled across the 17 campuses. In 1931, the NC General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to include three schools, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and UNC-Greensboro and with that the multi-campus system was born in North Carolina.

The system is overseen by the UNC Board of Governors, which is the system’s policy-making body. The 32-member board is elected to four year terms by the general assembly. One of the biggest responsibilities of the board is the elect the president, who is the administrator for the system. Each of the UNC campuses are headed by a chancellor. Each chancellor is nominated by the president and approved by the board of governors. 

The current UNC-system president is Tom Ross. He announced he will step down in 2016.

Deferred admission eases transfer process

Growing up in a single-parent household, UNC junior Erik Carlos II knew he could never afford a four-year university. 


Board of Trustees unanimously support Connect NC bond

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If approved, the Connect NC bond will award the UNC School of Medicine $68 million for a new building. 


Historically black colleges and universities in NC grapple with low graduation rates

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Picture the first day of class.


Margaret Spellings unfazed by critics

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Margaret Spellings is a lot of things, but intimidated is not one of them.


Q&A with BOG Chairperson Lou Bissette

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The UNC-system Board of Governors selected Lou Bissette as chairperson of the board in December, replacing John Fennebresque, who resigned in October. Daily Tar Heel Assistant State and National Editor Corey Risinger talked with Bissette about future goals and ways to reform the board in the new year, following frustrations with closed meetings and a lack of transparency in 2015.


2,000 new graduates celebrate in the Dean Dome

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Another 2,113 UNC students switched their tassels to officially become alumni Sunday afternoon.


Protestors at Board of Governors meeting demand Spellings' dismissal

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The UNC-system Board of Governors were met with a crowd of students, faculty and community members this morning calling for the dismissal of President-elect Margaret Spellings.


Athletes' academics, online learning main topics at BOG committee meeting

Timothy Gallimore, assistant vice president for academic planning and state authorization, discussed the possibility of North Carolina joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements program.


Board of Governors taught legality of closed meetings, committed to transparency

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The UNC Board of Governors got a lesson in open meetings laws Thursday following a rocky few months of closed-door decision making.


Year in Review: Margaret Spellings will take the helm after a long year for the UNC-system

After current UNC-system President Tom Ross was forced to resign in January, a controversial and closed-door search process resulted in the hire of former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in October — a replacement many have opposed.


Year in Review: A tumultuous year for the Board of Governors finally concludes

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Rarely has the UNC-system’s Board of Governors seen a year like this one. Marked with turmoil and change, 2015 has seen the board face criticism from every direction.


Year in Review: Delayed NC budget passed despite controversy

After two and a half months of delays, the N.C. General Assembly passed the state budget for 2015-17 in mid-September.


UNC investment in alternative energy are positive

UNC-system efforts to invest in alternative energy have steadily grown — and the $4.6 billion endowment is thriving. 


Board of Governors gives Carol Folt $50K raise

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The Board of Governors announced Monday that 12 UNC-system chancellors would be receiving raises ranging from about $17,000 to $70,000.


Board of Governors talks budget, public service awards at Oct. 30 meeting

For the first time in weeks, the UNC-system Board of Governors did little to make the news.


Faculty Council talk Spellings, Student Stores at October meeting

“She hasn’t had the chance to come on campus, but I’ve already begun to have conversations with her about our university, what we do, who we are, and she starts in March,” Folt said. “We have lots of time to really develop an understanding for her about what our special aspirations are.”


BOG meets for committee talks

Following a week of big announcements, the UNC-system Board of Governors met in committee sessions Thursday.

Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was elected Oct. 23, as the next system president and board Chairperson John Fennebresque resigned Monday — leaving the board’s leadership in a state of transition until Spellings assumes the presidency in March.


John Fennebresque steps down as head of UNC system Board of Governors

John Fennebresque, the chairperson of the UNC-system Board of Governors, has announced his resignation, effective immediately.


UNC-system's president-elect criticized for word choice

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In an attempt not to say anything controversial about the LGBT community, UNC-system President-elect Margaret Spellings said something controversial.


Margaret Spellings to be next UNC-system president

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The move was announced at the UNC Board of Governors meeting in Chapel Hill after 10 months of searching following current system president Tom Ross' forced resignation in January.