UNC is led by a variety of governing bodies that make decisions on the state, school and student body levels.
These institutions represent the students, staff and faculty at UNC in their decision making, and decide where much of the University's money and resources are allocated. Whether you're an incoming student or need a refresher, The Daily Tar Heel has compiled a list of these entities and their roles in leading UNC.
UNC System Board of Governors
The UNC System is made up of all 16 public universities in North Carolina and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.
It is governed by the UNC System President, Peter Hans, and a Board of Governors, made up of 24 voting members and one non-voting member from the UNC Association of Student Governments.
The governance of schools in the UNC System is ultimately the responsibility of the Board of Governors, which can dictate the development, planning and policies of schools, both individually and system wide.
The Board members serve four-year terms and are elected by the N.C. General Assembly. These members elect officers — a chair, vice chair and secretary— from within the Board every two years.
UNC Board of Trustees
The UNC Board of Trustees is made up of 12 voting members and the undergraduate student body president, who acts as a non-voting member.