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.
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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.
Without the Center for Faculty Excellence, biology professor Kelly Hogan would have waited a lot longer to see the achievement gap in her Biology 101 class almost disappear.
Despite the lack of funding for "Orgasm? Yes, Please!," an event that teaches participants about healthy sex, Project Dinah is still trying to raise awareness about sexual wellness in creative ways.
Teaching, research and public service — advocates for the Carolina Center for Public Service say UNC’s historic commitment to these values is threatened as the Board of Governors reviews whether the state should pay for the center.
The forced resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross in January embodied what many university faculty members across the state perceive as a political attack on public higher education.
For Allen Buansi, it happened when UNC’s Center for Civil Rights presented to his class at East Chapel Hill High School.
CARY — Years before he became governor, Pat McCrory was a student teacher at North Rowan High School preparing to stand in front of a class for the first time.
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.
As North Carolina’s poverty rate rises, the University center devoted to addressing it faces extinction.
Students from the UNC BOG Democracy Coalition met with several Board of Governors members on Monday, brimming with questions about system president Tom Ross’ forced resignation and the ongoing review of the UNC system’s centers and institutes.
Faculty leaders are struggling to accept the Board of Governors’ decision that led to the resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross.
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.
Student body presidents from across the UNC system hope to have a say in the selection of the new UNC system president.
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.
In-state students in the UNC system received a respite from tuition hikes this school year — but with state support for universities remaining fairly stagnant, the price tag is likely to bump back up for the fall.
Black-clad UNC students are planning to sit in on the UNC Board of Governors’ meeting on Friday in Chapel Hill to show support for the University centers that are under review for termination or funding cuts.