UNC officials focused heavily on innovative approaches to improve the University’s standing compared to its peer institutions during Wednesday’s Board of Trustees committee meetings.
The discussion in committee meetings centered around the University’s 21st Century Vision — a planning and fundraising initiative that Thorp announced in May. The initiative has been divided into three main focuses — college access, research and education models.
The committee focused on college access discussed revamping UNC’s financial aid program. The committee will research and discuss what an ideal financial aid program would look like at UNC if they were to rebuild it from scratch.
Board chairman Wade Hargrove said he believes the ideal model would look very different from the one currently in place.
Hargrove said making the University accessible for students is his main priority.