The UNC-system Board of Governors announced Monday they are relocating their upcoming meeting from the University of North Carolina at Asheville to Chapel Hill.
A public notice issued by the board said the meeting will take place at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development Thursday and Friday.
Joni Worthington, spokesperson for the UNC system, said via email the change was prompted by safety concerns.
“UNC-Asheville Chancellor (Mary) Grant spoke with President Spellings and Chairman Bissette about the potential for large numbers of protesters at the board meetings and the disruption that might cause to academic and other activities at UNC-Asheville,” she said. “UNC-Asheville is a small campus that would have limited resources to deal with such a scenario.”
UNC-system President Margaret Spellings will still visit UNC-A this week as part of her system-wide tour.