Margaret Spellings
The Inauguration of the University's 18th President
Science for Safer Food
UNC-CH Researcher Hones Technology That Tests Produce for Disease
Choline-Rich at Every Life Stage
Nutrition Research Institute Shows Choline-Rich is Essential to a Normal Diet
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of State Parks
UNC-Chapel Hill Journalism Students’ Documentary on State Parks Airs on UNC-TV
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Margaret Spellings Inaugurated as the 18th UNC System President

Margaret Spellings was inaugurated as the 18th president of the University of North Carolina on October 13 during a music-filled ceremony on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC Board of Governors Meets Friday, October 14

The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the October meeting.


The attached letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert was sent today (September 16, 2016) by UNC President Margaret Spellings and the chancellors of the UNC system’s 15 NCAA member institutions.

UNC President Margaret Spellings' statement on September 14th ACC decision

UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the ACC decision to relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.


The University of North Carolina’s 17 campuses share in its mission to discover, create, transmit and apply knowledge. More than 220,000 students are enrolled at 16 universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the country’s first public residential high school for gifted students. Each year, we graduate more than 30,000 students from over 200 academic degree programs. Our graduates emerge as leaders, creators and researchers, prepared to connect with and give back to the communities that have supported UNC for more than two centuries.