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Wednesday June 7th

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. 

Ross announces systemwide campus security review

As a task force and outside experts continue to engage in a multi-pronged approach to reforming the sexual assault policy at UNC-CH, the UNC Board of Governors will be joining the conversation. UNC system president Tom Ross announced a new UNC system campus security initiative Friday at its meeting in Chapel Hill.

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Proposed William Richardson Davie statue faces criticism

William Richardson Davie is proving as controversial in death as he was in life. The “founding father” of UNC, who left North Carolina in the early 1800s after losing a Congressional election, could have a statue built in his honor on the University’s campus — but his history as a slave-owner is giving pause to critics.

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