Topics: UNC system

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.

Online education expands opportunities

With 39 percent of students in the UNC-system having taken at least one online course in the 2013-14 academic year, some say online education is a promising tool for college education.

Ross, other NC leaders talk higher education

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — A fist bump between Tom Ross and Scott Ralls on Wednesday epitomized the working relationship between the UNC system and North Carolina’s community colleges, as well as the friendship between the two departing higher education leaders.

Association of Student Governments wraps up for year

In the final meeting of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments this academic year, N.C. State University’s Zack King was sworn in as the next president — beginning his tenure as the student representative on the UNC Board of Governors.

Search for UNC-system President Tom Ross's successor begins to take shape


The months-long process to replace UNC-system President Tom Ross is guaranteed to be closely watched across the state — and will likely begin within the next few weeks.

Nine new nominees seek Board of Governors posts

The UNC-system Board of Governors is the governing body of North Carolina’s 16 public university campuses and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.

Community college transfers less likely to earn bachelor's degree, study finds


Pat McCrory's budget is mixed bag for UNC system

North Carolina spends more taxpayer dollars on higher education than any other state — and on Thursday, Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled a two-year budget proposal that he says would bolster funding in at least five areas of the UNC and community college systems.

Association of Student Governments talks sexual assault, mental health

CHARLOTTE — One day after a contentious Board of Governors meeting on Friday at UNC-Charlotte, the UNC-system Association of Student Governments met and focused on sexual assault and mental health advocacy.

Board of Governors recommend Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity to be closed

After UNC Board of Governors member Jim Holmes announced Wednesday that UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity would be recommended for discontinuation, he asked if the board’s working group on centers and institutes had any questions.

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 4, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools. 

UNC-system President search process revisited

CARY — Students and faculty have made clear over the past week through public statements, letters to the editor and social media that they want a say in the search for UNC-system President Tom Ross’ successor.

Faculty Council wants a role in picking Tom Ross’ successor


After the UNC-system Board of Governors forced President Tom Ross to resign earlier this month in a surprise move, faculty members at UNC worry they won’t have a voice in picking Ross’ successor. 

UNC-system happenings for Jan. 21, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools.

UNC-system President Tom Ross forced to resign Friday


Today, following the holiday weekend, UNC-system President Tom Ross will return to his Chapel Hill office — a familiar space he’s occupied for the past four years.

New student fee on UNC-system Board of Governors' agenda

In an effort to address concerns swirling around issues such as sexual assault and alcohol abuse, the UNC-system Board of Governors’ budget and finance committee will vote Thursday on a $30 UNC campus security fee for students.

UNC-system happenings for Nov. 25, 2014

Appalachian State University has experienced three student deaths this semester — two of which happened in the last 11 days.

Association of Student Governments focuses on tuition at last meeting of 2014

The UNC-system Association of Student Governments held their last meeting of 2014 on Saturday at UNC-Pembroke — focusing largely on tuition and fees discussions that have already begun on several campuses.

Students push to democratize Board of Governors

A new UNC student group is looking to change the way students interact with the UNC-system Board of Governors — and hoping to increase student input in the board’s decision-making.

UNC-system happenings for Oct. 24, 2014

UNC-system happenings.

Traditional MBA program no longer offered at Wake Forest

The Wake Forest University School of Business is no longer offering the traditional daytime master's of business administration program to incoming students.