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Friday December 9th

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors makes policy decisions for the UNC system and all of its constituent institutions. The board also elects the president of the UNC system — currently Thomas Ross — who oversees the system’s administrative affairs. The N.C. General Assembly elects all 32 voting members of the board to four-year terms. There are non-voting members as well, such as former board chairmen, former governors and the president of the Association of Student Governments.

Committees are often appointed to discuss certain issues. Some of those standing committees include one for audits, budget and finance, educational planning, policies and programs, personnel and tenure, public affairs, strategic directions and university governance. 



Mimi Chapman, the current chair of the faculty, poses for a portrait outside the UNC School of Social Work on Jan. 9. Chapman states her goal for the new semester is "to improve communication between the various (leadership) groups."

'What it really means to love Carolina': UNC leaders discuss power tensions

From the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Executive Committee and student governments, many groups have a stake in decision-making at UNC as part of the University's shared governance. Under this model, different bodies collaborate in processes with a goal to benefit campus constituencies. But recently, the integrity and effectiveness of that system has been called into question with controversies swarming around the University.

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