UNC System President Peter Hans says the search committee for a permanent UNC chancellor will be finalized early this month — though he has named a number of members already.
The University's webpage about chancellor search committees began touting a message Monday saying, "Members of the search committee will be announced at a later date."
Among the 13 committee members, four will have a UNC System-level perspective. This group will include the following members: Hans or his designee, Board of Governors Chair Randall Ramsey or his designee, Chair of the Committee on University Governance Kellie Hunt Blue and a current or former chancellor in the UNC System.
The other nine members will represent UNC's faculty, student body, staff and alumni. Hans said these members will include Faculty Chair Beth Moracco, Employee Forum Chair Katie Musgrove and Student Body President Christopher Everett.
Hans said an alumni leader, three trustees on the Board of Trustees and two other individuals will be selected for the committee.
The committee will then hire a national search firm to assist in the candidate selection process and organize listening forums, where students, faculty, staff and community members can offer feedback on the search process.
According to UNC Media Relations, the University prioritizes strategic senior executive searches, including chancellor searches, by setting aside funds to budget for the process, including hiring the search firm.
Nate Knuffman, the vice chancellor for Finance and Operations, will work with Hans and the chair of the search committee to finalize the search budget once the committee has been selected and announced.
They are still in the early stages of this process, which will take the majority of a year.