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. 

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Q&A with Louis Bissette

Louis Bissette is a member of the UNC-system Board of Governors. He will be chairing a five-member panel that is reviewing UNC-Chapel Hill’s investigation of academic fraud in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.


	Peter Hans gives his election speech at the May 14 BOG meeting.

Peter Hans elected as chair by UNC Board of Governors

Peter Hans will take over as chair for the UNC-system Board of Governors beginning July 1. Hans, who is currently the board’s vice chair, defeated Paul Fulton for the board-elected position. System President Thomas Ross said he expects Hans to be an outstanding leader and praised current Chairwoman Hannah Gage’s work.


UNC system pursues Chinese partnerships to keep NC competitive

The UNC-system Board of Governors has given the General Administration two months to create a strategic plan for the future of academic relations with China. Eight board members went to China in March to collaborate with Chinese leaders on the possibility of creating new university partnerships.