UNC’s Board of Trustees is the campus’ top decision-making body. It advises the UNC-system Board of Governors and the chancellor on a number of issues including athletics, finance and public relations.
The Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members. Eight are elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four are appointed by the governor and the remaining member is the student body president.
Recently, the board has discussed the University’s sexual assault policy, the state budget cuts and the academic-athletic scandal.
Student groups also speak to the board and ask them to make changes at the University. In May 2014, the Real Silent Sam Coalition asked the trustees to rename Saunders Hall. The hall is named after William L. Saunders, who was a UNC alumnus and a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. The board renamed the building Carolina Hall on May 28, 2015.
At his final meeting as a member of the Board of Trustees, Hogan Medlin found himself in a lonely — but familiar — position.Read More »
In a move that signaled an unwillingness to accept soft treatment of the Greek system in academics, the Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee drafted a resolution Wednesday to require fraternities and sororities to achieve at least the campus average GPA — or lose the ability to recruit new members in the fall, beginning in 2012.Read More »
Student Body President Hogan Medlin voiced concern Wednesday that the five-year transportation plan did not include sufficient student input, echoing a complaint he had last year regarding the approval of a $750 tuition supplement.Read More »
Student Body President Hogan Medlin didn’t have much time to present the findings of his Arts Innovation Steering Committee to the members of the Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee Wednesday afternoon.Read More »
Parking and transportation costs affecting the University are set to rise by $6.1 million by the 2015 academic year and to account for that increase, the University is looking to its students and faculty regardless of whether they own a vehicle.Read More »
At its meeting Wednesday, the Board of Trustees audit and finance committee discussed the previous fiscal year and the possible effects of budget cuts that will start with the new fiscal year — but didn’t go forward with any concrete action.Read More »
Before members of the Board of Trustees’ building and grounds committee Wednesday, Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities and planning, said the University’s investment in new building has remained steady for the past three years.Read More »
The Board of Trustees made the right decision in regard to the recruitment process of Greek organizations. They chose not to punish all Greek organizations by deferring rush to the spring semester.Read More »
UNC’s Board of Trustees honored four recipients with its highest award Wednesday. The William Richardson Davie Award, named for the Revolutionary War hero considered by many to be the father of the school, was established in 1984.Read More »
The recommendation calls for the maximum permissible increase for students and must receive approval from the UNC-system Board of Governors and the N.C. General Assembly. The hike will be applied across the board, though there is no cap for out-of-state students tuition increase.Read More »
Several members called for a new, comprehensive tuition plan that would streamline the process and provide predictability for students in future years — likely through much higher tuition that could more closely align UNC with its peer institutions’ in-state cost of attendance.Read More »
Trustees learned more about the ongoing investigations into the football team at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday morning. Chancellor Holden Thorp and athletic director Dick Baddour shared other details in a half-hour question-and-answer presentation.Read More »
Administrators stressed to trustees the need for patience with the pace of the ongoing football investigations Thursday morning. The UNC team investigating allegations of academic misconduct has passed its findings to the student attorney general’s office, but their process won’t be complete for awhile.Read More »
The UNC Board of Trustees discussed changes taking place in the UNC community met Wednesday and Thursday to — including a review of the Greek system and a handful of renovations.Read More »
The student body president has always faced difficulties when it comes to tuition — namely balancing student interests with UNC’s fiscal needs. But next year’s chief student representative could face greater challenges than usual.Read More »
UNC's Board of Trustees voted unanimously this morning in favor of a 5.2 percent tuition increase for all undergraduate students, bringing to a close campus discussions of the proposed hike. The proposal will now go to UNC-system President Erskine Bowles for approval.Read More »