Topics: Board of Trustees

UNC’s Board of Trustees is the campus’ top decision-making body. It advises the UNC-system Board of Governors and the chancellor on a number of issues including athletics, finance and public relations.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members. Eight are elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four are appointed by the governor and the remaining member is the student body president.

Recently, the board has discussed the University’s sexual assault policy, the state budget cuts and the academic-athletic scandal.

Student groups also speak to the board and ask them to make changes at the University. In May 2014, the Real Silent Sam Coalition asked the trustees to rename Saunders Hall. The hall is named after William L. Saunders, who was a UNC alumnus and a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. The board renamed the building Carolina Hall on May 28, 2015.

Provost Jim Dean steps down


Chancellor Carol Folt sent an email to the Carolina Community around 11 a.m. announcing that Jim Dean, executive vice chancellor and provost, is stepping down after 4 years in his position. 

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. 

Some campus departments express concerns over nighttime parking ordinance


On March 22, UNC Board of Trustees approved a new parking ordinance that will create a nighttime parking fee as part of UNC’s five-year parking plan.

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.

Board of Trustees reviews night parking fee, updates on athletic field renovations


Night parking rates were approved, plans for new athletics facilities were proposed and a potted tree was knocked over during the first day of Board of Trustees meetings.

Yale changes name of college to distance history of racism


Yale University’s board of trustees announced Feb. 11 that it would change the name of one of its undergraduate residential colleges, Calhoun College, to Hopper College — after a long debate over John C. Calhoun’s ties to white supremacy.

Bradley Opere talks student government split with Board of Trustees

At the Board of Trustees full body meeting, Dwight Stone, chairperson of the board, presented a summary of reports about Chancellor Carol Folt that were presented to UNC-system president Margaret Spellings at a review session in December.

Board of Trustees meets to discuss orientation programming and Silicon Valley


The Board of Trustees met in committees Wednesday for the first time since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Board of Trustees discusses election results, Carolina Hall and proposed business school fee

On Thursday morning the Board of Trustees discussed post-election feelings on campus, tuition increases, reactions to the Carolina Hall exhibit and the proposed Kenan-Flagler Business School fee.

Board of Trustees recommends against Kenan-Flagler fee


Board of Trustees hears testimonials on academic programs and campus issues


At their Thursday meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed issues facing the state and the University, heard presentations on academic programs and summarized the reports of the committees that met Wednesday.

Board of Trustees received an update on life at UNC


When the Board of Trustees met in committees Wednesday, University Affairs chairperson Chuck Duckett opened his committee’s meeting by speaking on a personal issue.

Board of Trustees announces new policy regarding alcohol violations

The Board of Trustees met for their July meeting on Wednesday and Thursday. The board announced new policy, new positions and new attitudes after the recent tragedies across the world.

Board of Trustees discusses Alert Carolina, renovations and applied sciences

The Board of Trustees convened on May 18 and 19 for their May meetings. Members heard presentations across many topics, including the University’s security system and funding for the Applied Physical Sciences department.

University announces Mark Merritt is new general counsel

The University announced Mark Merritt has been named vice chancellor and general counsel for the University.

Hunt Institute, UNC grow closer to splitting up


The James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy might be on its own soon. 

More first-years engage in activism


The 2015 first-year class is the most likely to participate in student protests since the 1970s, according to a study from University of California, Los Angeles.

If GPSF splits, Board of Trustees representation is uncertain

A potential split between student government and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation could create an issue of student representation on the Board of Trustees — and no one knows what would happen next.

Board of Trustees unanimously support Connect NC bond


If approved, the Connect NC bond will award the UNC School of Medicine $68 million for a new building. 

Board of Trustees learn about UNC's new environmental goals


Chancellor Carol Folt has three environmental goals for UNC, but no timeline has been set for achieving them.