The UNC-system Board of Governors, including President-elect Margaret Spellings (right) gathers for a team bonding retreat.

BOG takes on team building activities

Members of the UNC-system Board of Governors met Thursday for a leadership retreat designed to re-evaluate dynamics and priorities — though no trust falls were involved.


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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Folt explains new snow day policy at Faculty Council

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Four arrested at BOG meeting

Irving Allen wasn’t expecting to leave the Center for School Leadership Development with a police escort — much less with a criminal charge and a court date.


Four arrested at UNC Board of Governors meeting

UNC Public Safety officers arrested and charged Irving Allen, Femi Mimi Brown Shittu, Jen Myers and Madeleine Scanlon with disrupting an official meeting and resisting arrest, according to a Facebook post by Bryan Perlmutter, director of Ignite NC, an activist organization focused on social justice issues in the state.


Lou Bissette

Q&A with BOG Chairperson Lou Bissette

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