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.

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

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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

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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

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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. 


Two dozen UNC centers under review

Twenty-six of UNC-CH’s 80 research centers and institutes will be scrutinized further as a UNC Board of Governors review of the UNC system’s centers continues.


UNC-system happenings for Oct. 15, 2014

Jean-Michel Cousteau, a distinguished underwater explorer, called for action to protect endangered ocean resources at a recent lecture he gave at East Carolina University.


Report says NC universities remain a good deal

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North Carolina ranks second in the nation for having the lowest in-state public university tuition for low-income students, according to a report released by the New America Foundation.


ASG talks youth voting, voter mobilization

As the first day of early voting draws closer, the UNC-system Association of Student Governments focused on strategies for student voter engagement at its monthly meeting Oct. 3-4 at UNC-Wilmington.