The UNC system Board of Governors tied up several loose ends, such as UNC-Charlotte’s potential football program, paid leave policy for university presidents and chancellors, and a policy for dealing with hate crimes at its meetings Thursday and Friday.
Increasing fees for football
UNC-C’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan last month to start a football program by 2013 and are now seeking the approval of the Board of Governors to start the process.
“The student body has been very vocal in its support for UNC-C football,” said UNC-C Student Body President Joey Lemons.
Most board members agreed that the university needs a football program. But some were concerned about the lack of private donors and the impact of the additional costs on the students.
The university’s financing model calls for increasing student fees to cover 60 percent of the costs of the program.
So far, the university has collected $4 million through the sale of seat licenses, which allow people to own a set of seats for games and the right to own or sell tickets for those seats.
“The total cost of entry for football are as good as they are going to get,” said UNC-C Chancellor Philip Dubois.
Leave policies scaled back