The UNC system has appointed five new chancellors in seven months — and on Thursday the UNC Board of Governors questioned the communication, or lack thereof, involved in the chancellor selection process.
Winston-Salem State University, Elizabeth City State University, UNC-Asheville, N.C. School of the Arts and Appalachian State University have appointed new chancellors in 2014.
And Ann Lemmon, secretary of the UNC system, said the system has endured 23 chancellor searches in the last 10 years.
“I think we all want the same thing,” said Joan MacNeill, chairwoman of the university governance committee. “We are looking to find the absolute best chancellors to face the challenges in the UNC system going forward.”
She said under the current process, a university’s board of trustees recommends three candidates to UNC system President Tom Ross. Ross then nominates a candidate to the board, who votes to approve the candidate.