Topics: Board of Governors

The Board of Governors makes policy decisions for the UNC system and all of its constituent institutions. The board also elects the president of the UNC system — currently Thomas Ross — who oversees the system’s administrative affairs. The N.C. General Assembly elects all 32 voting members of the board to four-year terms. There are non-voting members as well, such as former board chairmen, former governors and the president of the Association of Student Governments.

Committees are often appointed to discuss certain issues. Some of those standing committees include one for audits, budget and finance, educational planning, policies and programs, personnel and tenure, public affairs, strategic directions and university governance. 

Charlotte School of Law facing potential closure

Charlotte School of Law has until Aug. 1 to prove financial stability and a more rigorous academic program to the UNC Board of Governors or the school will lose its license, UNC System President Margaret Spellings and UNC Board of Governors decided Wedensday.

New bill would prevent disruptions of free speech on campus

If a new bill passes in the N.C. General Assembly, public universities could be required to impose sanctions on protestors who disrupt events or prevent others from exercising free speech rights.

UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South. 

Salem College stages week-long sit-in for diversity

Salem College students staged a week-long sit-in, which ended April 18, to call for greater diversity, better conditions on campus and decreased transphobia. 

Legislature elects 12 new members to UNC-system Board of Governors


Twelve new members will be introduced in the UNC-system Board of Governors in July — the majority of whom are white and Republican.

Concert fundraises for UNC Center for Civil Rights


UNC’s Center for Civil Rights took center stage at a benefit concert — part of ongoing efforts to resist a proposal by the UNC-system Board of Governors — at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina on Sunday.

UNC School of Law holds event to get students to protect Center for Civil Rights


Students paid tribute to distinguished UNC graduate Julius Chambers at an event by the UNC School of Law that urged attendees to respond to the Board of Governors’ evaluation of the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

3 things you might have missed in politics this week

The N.C. Senate elected six members to the UNC-system Board of Governors Wednesday.

General Assembly chooses nominees for seats in upcoming Board of Governors term

In the past two weeks, the N.C. General Assembly has nominated 24 candidates to the UNC-system Board of Governors for the upcoming 2017-2021 term.

Board of Trustees approves parking fee, says goodbye to Student Body President Bradley Opere


The Board of Trustees presented Student Body President Bradley Opere with a resolution of appreciation at its meeting Thursday, and Opere gave a farewell speech as he prepares to graduate.

Q&A with Madeline Finnegan, the single student member of the BOG


Earlier this month, the N.C. General Assembly passed a law decreasing membership of the Board of Governors from 32 to 24 by 2019.

Cooper signs bill to reduce the size of UNC Board of Governors


Gov. Roy Cooper signed his first bill into law Friday. 

Wednesday marked Margaret Spellings’ first completed year in office


Posing for photos with a January 2016 edition of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings joked she ought to keep the paper for her performance review this week.

Board of Governors calls to ban UNC centers from pursuing litigation

The UNC Board of Governors is set to propose a policy at today’s meeting that would ban university centers and institutions from pursuing legal action or providing legal counsel.

NC Senate passes bill shrinking UNC-system Board of Governors

The North Carolina Senate passed House Bill 39 Thursday, which would shrink the membership of the UNC-system Board of Governors from 32 to 24 if signed into law.

BOG subcommittee discusses definitions for Title IX policy, sexual assault


A subcommittee of the North Carolina Board of Governors, focusing on sexual harassment and sexual violence policy, met virtually on Tuesday to discuss definitions of related terms.

Year in Review: Margaret Spellings' first year in office

Unfazed by the widespread protests over her appointment, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings focused on creating and implementing the system five-year strategic plan in 2016.

UNC system implements tuition freeze for eight consecutive semesters

The UNC system implemented a tuition freeze Monday after the N.C. General Assembly passed the freeze via the state budget in July.

BOG moves forward on plan to refocus UNC system on five major themes


Soon after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings officially took office, the Boston Consulting Group reported that many felt the system lacked a strategic focus in a study of the UNC system — including administration, faculty, staff and students.

This report coincided with the early planning sessions of a new five-year strategic plan for the system. After months of meetings and community forums the UNC-system Board of Governors drafted five themes for the new plan — access, affordability and efficiency, student success, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.

Graig Meyer meets with League of Women Voters


By Bole Stanley

Senior Writer

Graig Meyer began Monday’s meeting with the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties by addressing the elephant in the room.

Meyer began his speech by saying although the recent election had many feeling anxious, there was much reason for optimism, and then engaging the crowd in an exercise where each person in the audience shared something they appreciated about our democracy and something they were hopeful could change.