The UNC-system Board of Governors rejected the plan to house Silent Sam in a new on-campus on building on Friday.
Todd Nicolet will serve as the new vice provost for digital and lifelong learning as announced by Robert Blouin on Thursday.
Washington is just the latest in a long list of administrators to leave UNC this year. She will follow former chancellor Carol Folt to the University of Southern California
The commission, initially announced on March 22, will also facilitate discussion with the UNC community regarding the roles and expectations of the relationship between the community and campus police.
Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to his new position in February, following the unexpected resignation of former Chancellor Carol Folt. Following a controversial year on UNC’s campus, and a little over a month from the Board of Governors’ May meeting, University desk editor Myah Ward sat down with Guskiewicz to discuss recent incidents and the future of UNC’s campus.
Desirée Rieckenberg will assume the title of dean of students effective immediately, according to an email from Christi Hurt, interim vice chancellor for student affairs. Rieckenberg was formerly the senior associate dean of students and director of the office of the dean of students.
On Thursday, the Triangle Business Journal released emails from former Chancellor Carol Folt, drafting the public announcement of her resignation and the removal of Silent Sam's base.
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor G. Rumay Alexander will be resigning at the end of this academic year, continuing a turnover trend of UNC officials.
Cates was named chairperson in 1999, making her the first woman to lead the BOT in its history of over 200 years.
On Saturday, a confederate group showed up to UNC's main campus near Silent Sam's former location in McCorkle Place. The group was joined by members armed with guns and knives who stood near Memorial Hall. UNC Police responded to the group's presence on campus, but made no arrest at the sight of the armed members.
The Los Angeles-based university has made recent headlines for a college admissions scandal. More than 50 individuals were charged last week, including four USC athletics officials and several wealthy parents of students at the school.
Board of Governors member Steve Long told WUNC on Tuesday that BOG Chairperson Harry Smith is the reason for not only the resignation of ECU's chancellor this week, but for many of the recent UNC-system departures.
East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Stanton is resigning after three years in his position.
The Board of Governors has extended the deadline for their decision on the future of Silent from March 15 to their May 2019 meeting, a cause of concern for activists.
The email did not cite reasons for the extension.
A petition surfaced that demanded reform to the way the UNC system is governed, especially in the wake of several administrative departures.
“I think the Board of Governors has had ample time to do something. And I believe they've just been dithering.”
Kevin Guskiewicz's longevity at UNC is full of awards and accolades — though the student body, and even some faculty, are left with concern for the decorated interim chancellor.