Workers remove the base of Silent Sam, which stood on the campus of UNC-CH for over 100 years, the night of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019. The removal of the pedestal came hours after Chancellor Carol Folt announced the removal and her resignation after spring graduation.

The Silent Sam decision could be taken out of UNC's hands with this proposed law

“I think the Board of Governors has had ample time to do something. And I believe they've just been dithering.”


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.