Vice-Chair Kellie Hunt Blue (left) and Seretary Pearl Burris-Floyd (middle left) observe as Committee Member R. Doyle Parrish (right) responds to aspects of a presented survey which collected data on various aspects of university faculty pay, retention, and participation across the UNC system and Historically Minority-serving institutions on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.

UNC alumni and former leaders call for reform in system governance

A petition surfaced that demanded reform to the way the UNC system is governed, especially in the wake of several administrative departures. 


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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Chancellor Carol Folt smiles as she walks in the University Day procession from South Building to Memorial Hall on October 11, 2016.

With 15 days left as UNC's chancellor, Folt looks back at her controversial tenure

After replacing former UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp in 2013, Chancellor Folt has outlasted numerous scandals and gained respect among faculty, staff and students alike. From her first day on campus as the first female chancellor, Folt and the position she occupied has been inundated by firsts and lasts.  Folt’s accelerated departure has been met with letters of support and criticism. As students look with uncertainty at the new vacancy and the state of the University in the coming semester, one thing is certain: Folt's tenure will be remembered, for better or worse.