Topics: UNC-system President Search

On Jan. 16, UNC-system President Tom Ross announced that he would be resigning from his position in January 2016. In a news conference that same day, Ross made it clear that he was not leaving his position voluntarily.

Students and faculty have since made clear that they hope to be involved in the search for and selection of Ross' successor. 

Trust Ted, Cruz criticizes Trump's untrustworthiness at Raleigh campaign event

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Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is confident he can beat Donald Trump in the race for the White House.


Year in Review: Margaret Spellings will take the helm after a long year for the UNC-system

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.


John Fennebresque steps down as head of UNC system Board of Governors

John Fennebresque, the chairperson of the UNC-system Board of Governors, has announced his resignation, effective immediately.


UNC-system's president-elect criticized for word choice

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In an attempt not to say anything controversial about the LGBT community, UNC-system President-elect Margaret Spellings said something controversial.


Margaret Spellings to be next UNC-system president

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The move was announced at the UNC Board of Governors meeting in Chapel Hill after 10 months of searching following current system president Tom Ross' forced resignation in January.


Five things to know about the UNC-system president election Friday

The UNC-system Board of Governors will name Tom Ross' successor at a meeting on Friday.


Board of Governors to select UNC-system president at Friday meeting

The UNC-system Board of Governors will name Tom Ross' successor at a meeting on Friday.


Opinion: UNC Board of Governors’ practices need reform

Clearly, the Board of Governors’ selection process for UNC-system president is not working the way it should. It has been characterized by infighting, calls for board chairperson John Fennebresque’s resignation and acrimony between the board and the North Carolina legislature.


'Emergency meeting' in UNC president search leaves many in the dark

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After 10 months of dealings behind closed doors, the search for the next UNC-System president may be nearing its conclusion.


UNC-system Board of Governors to hold emergency meeting 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. 


UNC-system Board of Governors met Friday to swear in new members, announce curriculum changes

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.


Search for UNC-system President Tom Ross's successor begins to take shape

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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.


Faculty discuss response to Tom Ross ouster

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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.


UNC-system President search process revisited

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.