The tense relationship between the University and the Board of Governors was the main concern of Monday’s Faculty Executive Committee meeting.
Provost Jim Dean addressed the committee’s concern that the Board of Governors doesn’t understand what is important to the faculty.
“The Board of Governors’ concerns are all of the universities at the same time,” Dean said. “This is one of the areas where there is some tension between our aspiration towards a great global public research university and their focus of serving the citizens of the state of North Carolina.”
Anthropology professor and committee member Vin Steponaitis asked if there was anything the faculty could do to ease the transition while the Board of Governors searched for a new president.