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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N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

'So much bigger than me': UNC system's first African-American president talks election, future

Rising senior at North Carolina Central University Bettylenah Njaramba will be sworn as the president of The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments this Friday. The organization represents all 17 UNC-system campuses. Njaramba plans to make the organization's motives more transparent, increase student's voices in impacting policy and better the lines of communication between its board of governors and campuses.


N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

UNC system happenings for April 16, 2018

The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University.  Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."


UNC junior Alexis Hall works with UNC Office of Diversity & Inclusion and runs two programs through it.

UNC-system diversity programs under examination by BOG

A system-wide study presented to the UNC-system BOG reveals disparities between UNC-system schools' diversity and equal opportunity programs and policies. The study looked at efficiency, effectiveness and transparency and found that there was little system-wide uniformity in the way equal opportunity and diversity inclusion services are designed, implemented and tracked. 


The Van Hecke-Wettach Hall hosts UNC's School of Law.

UNC Center for Civil Rights under threat

UNC Board of Governors will vote on whether to pass a litigation ban against the UNC Center for Civil Rights in early September. The ban would prevent the center from representing clients and acting as legal counsel to any party. 


Charlotte School of Law facing potential closure

Charlotte School of Law has until Aug. 1 to prove financial stability and a more rigorous academic program to the UNC Board of Governors or the school will lose its license, UNC System President Margaret Spellings and UNC Board of Governors decided Wedensday.