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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UNC-Chapel Hill students, led by Joseph Terrell (left) and Elizabeth McCain (right), march from the Pit to the Board of Governor's meeting in protest of tuition hikes.

Ross asks for 10 percent cap

In an effort to address both students’ concerns about tuition hikes and administrators’ concerns about a loss of academic quality after years of budget cuts, UNC-system President Thomas Ross aims to meet them halfway.


A critical moment for the University

In this column space yesterday, you read a column from Mark Laichena, who reminded you that even though the Board of Trustees voted to raise UNC’s in-state tuition by 40 percent during the next five years, the tuition debate isn’t over.


ASG use of student fees in question

In a time of budget constrictions, every penny of spending is under review — and concerns about the UNC-sytem Association of Student Governments’ effective use of student fees have been pushed into the spotlight yet again.


Duplication review comes ?to a close

A comprehensive review of academic programs, originally projected to provide long-term savings for the UNC system, has ended — without identifying concrete ways to cut programs or costs. The system is still searching for ways to absorb a 15.6 percent state budget cut enacted this summer. Now that it can’t count on eliminating unnecessary programs to make up some of the $414 million cut, one of the only avenues left is raising tuition.