ADMINISTRATION


7/9/2019 4:44am

Chancellor Carol Folt takes questions during the media availability of the UNC Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31 2018 at the Carolina Inn.

Search for UNC's 12th Chancellor kicks off at the Carolina Inn

After a Board of Governors member interfered with a chancellor search at Western Carolina University by independently contracting a firm to look into a finalist's background, the BOG reformed the guidelines of the process.  Multiple third-party search firms will be involved, as well as deep background checks. UNC will foot the bill for most of it. UNC system president Bill Roper came to a Board of Trustees meeting to brief the board on the revamped selection process, which will get underway with the selection of a diverse search committee.  The search committee will work with a firm contracted to find suitable candidates, but the firms' business model leads to an emphasis on confidentiality, keeping the public out of the process. A University of Florida professor explains how external firms have taken power away from students and community members by conducting interviews by airports to keep chancellor candidates' identities a secret. 


5/29/2019 8:48pm

The Clinical and Psychological Services (CAPS) held an event for students to talk about their mental health experiences on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

Remember the Mental Health Task Force from last year? Here's what it's been working on

Requests for student mental health services have been increasingly consistently in the past five years. In a presentation to the board of trustees, the Mental Health Task Force delivered a report after a year of research into the mental health problems and needs of the UNC student community.  Part of the presentation focused on the tense campus environment, due to events in the past year involving demonstrations around confederate monuments, and the impact of sexual assaults and misconduct.