Thomas Ross has been the president of the UNC-system since 2011. He graduated from Davidson and has a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. After working as a lawyer for a few years then becoming chief of staff for a US Congressman, Ross filled a position in the North Carolina Superior Court, where he served for 17 years. He was also chairman of the UNC-Greensboro Board of Trustees.
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UNC will appear in “Starving the Beast,” an upcoming documentary that examines the systematic defunding of public education since the 1980s.
They say money talks — and in the UNC-system Board of Governors’ case, it might have something to say.
Former UNC-system President Tom Ross has found a new home.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest announced a plan to propose the Campus Free Expression Act to the N.C. General Assembly on Monday.
Just days after his official removal from office, former UNC-system President Tom Ross sat down with Assistant State & National Editor Corey Risinger to talk future plans, reflections on the system and his history in higher education.
Another 2,113 UNC students switched their tassels to officially become alumni Sunday afternoon.
The UNC-system Board of Governors were met with a crowd of students, faculty and community members this morning calling for the dismissal of President-elect Margaret Spellings.
After current UNC-system President Tom Ross was forced to resign in January, a controversial and closed-door search process resulted in the hire of former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in October — a replacement many have opposed.
Rarely has the UNC-system’s Board of Governors seen a year like this one. Marked with turmoil and change, 2015 has seen the board face criticism from every direction.
RALEIGH — The UNC-system Board of Governors made a mistake, the board’s interim chairperson admitted to a questioning committee comprised of North Carolina legislators Wednesday.
North Carolina received a ‘D’ rating in a state integrity investigation published Tuesday by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan news group.
Nearly two decades after current UNC-system President Tom Ross served on the bench, he has yet to hang up his robes.
UNC-system President-elect Margaret Spellings has a lot of ground to cover before she takes her post March 1.
The UNC-system Board of Governors will name Tom Ross' successor at a meeting on Friday.
The UNC-system Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting on Friday in Cary, but the agenda indicates that the briefing by the presidential search committee and a candidate review will happen in a closed session.
After months of dealings behind closed doors, the UNC system may see new transparency in its search for its next president.
Tucked in a room belonging to an analytics and software company in Cary, the UNC-system presidential search committee met in closed session this week.
Since Tom Ross was forced to resign his position as UNC-system president without explanation in 2015, the search for a replacement has been busy.
The UNC-system Board of Governors reconvened for its first meeting of the academic year Friday to welcome new board members, approve upcoming projects and announce some curriculum changes.
Faculty, students and community members showed up to N.C. Central University Thursday to voice their expectations for the next UNC-system president.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — A fist bump between Tom Ross and Scott Ralls on Wednesday epitomized the working relationship between the UNC system and North Carolina’s community colleges, as well as the friendship between the two departing higher education leaders.
The months-long process to replace UNC-system President Tom Ross is guaranteed to be closely watched across the state — and will likely begin within the next few weeks.
The road between University administrators in South Building and legislators in downtown Raleigh is the same as it’s always been — even if in recent years the two seem farther apart on issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill.
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.
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.