The UNC-system Board of Governors will name Tom Ross' successor at a meeting on Friday.
The board will meet at 11 a.m. in Chapel Hill, according to a tentative agenda released today. The presidential search committee will present a report in closed session and in open session, and then in open session, a system president will be elected, per the agenda.
Legislators and education activists speculate the BOG's top choice is Margaret Spellings, former President George W. Bush's secretary of education, to head the system. Representatives from the left-leaning nonprofit organization, N.C. Policy Watch, reportedly spotted Spellings in the board meeting on Friday prior to the closed session before she was whisked away.