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. 

Students could be expelled for disrupting campus free speech, according to a policy drafted by UNC-system BOG

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A Board of Governors committee began drafting a policy that would allow the expulsion of students who repeatedly disrupt freedom of speech or expression on campus. 


Who gets on the UNC-system Board of Governors?

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 The UNC-system Board of Governors faced scrutiny after a system-wide ban on litigation — forcing the UNC Center for Civil rights to cease taking real legal cases. While the Board itself is known across campuses, the process through which people get on the board might be less known. 


BOG and university counsel respond to threatened lawsuit concerning Silent Sam

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On Sept. 18, representatives of both the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees wrote to attorney Hampton Dellinger and the students he represents. 




Pride Place continues to create an immersive community for LGBTQ students

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Before Pride Place, junior Brennan Lewis was unsure if they would have a "normal" first-year experience in their dorm room. As a non-binary student, they wondered if their physical safety and mental health would be in jeopardy. 


BOG bans academic center litigation. Future of the Center for Civil Rights uncertain.

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After months of protest and debate, the UNC Board of Governors voted to ban litigation at all UNC-system academic centers Friday. 


Civil Rights Center's fate in the hands of BOG's Friday vote

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Though Mark Dorosin, managing attorney at the Center, might lose his job on Friday, he is more worried about what’s at stake if the center closes, and what will happen to the communities who would no longer be able to call the Center for Civil Rights an ally.


The lone vote: Anna Nelson explains why she voted against a litigation ban

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Anna Nelson isn’t afraid to go against the grain. With five votes in favor of a litigation ban on the UNC Center for Civil Rights, Nelson was the only member of the Board of Governors' Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs to vote against the proposal on Aug. 1. 


'It's just flat out wrong': Students and faculty protest BOG litigation ban and Silent Sam

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Students donned orange in the Pit Thursday to protest the possible closing of the Center for Civil Rights. 


UNC faculty asks the BOG to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights

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The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Executive Committee asked the UNC Board of Governors to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights. The committee passed a resolution Thursday saying the proposed policy "makes it harder for campuses within the system to pursue their mission."


UNC Center for Civil Rights under threat

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UNC Board of Governors will vote on whether to pass a litigation ban against the UNC Center for Civil Rights in early September. The ban would prevent the center from representing clients and acting as legal counsel to any party. 


Board of Governors discusses changes to funding model

The UNC-system Board of Governors' Funding Model Task Force met on Tuesday to discuss UNC’s enrollment-based funding model. The current model has been used for more than 20 years.


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

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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

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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

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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.