A committee of the UNC Board of Governors will host four regional forums to invite public input in the search for the next president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. UNC President Thomas W. Ross will step down in January 2016, and the board hopes to have his successor identified by this fall.

The regional input sessions—scheduled for May 26-June 1 in Asheville, Greenville, Durham and Charlotte—will provide interested individuals across the state an opportunity to help define the essential skills, experience and characteristics needed in the next UNC president.

Regional Input Sessions

May 26, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville

May 27, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University

May 28, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Mary Townes Science Complex, NC Central University

June 1, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Harris Alumni Center, UNC Charlotte

More detailed information about each forum is available on the UNC Presidential Search website at http://www.northcarolina.edu/presidential-search.  Each session will be streamed live and archived on the website.  Participants may comment via social media (#uncsearch) or via text to 919-590-3630.

In addition, interested individuals are invited to complete a brief electronic survey at http://bit.ly/1GOL9Qu (open through May 22) or email feedback to the Leadership Statement Committee at uncsearch@northcarolina.edu .

Survey results and forum feedback will help the board’s Leadership Statement Committee shape the leadership profile that will be used in advertising for presidential candidates.

This step is the first of a three-part process. Later, a Screening Committee will narrow the applicant pool, and a Search Committee will select one or more finalists for consideration by the full Board of Governors, which will ultimately elect the new President.

“We are committed to finding a proven leader with the experience, skills and vision needed to build on the University’s long tradition of excellence and further its mission of teaching, research and service to the state,” said UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque.  “This search process is designed to help us find the next leader who will continue to move the UNC system forward and ensure that our public University remains America’s best.  We welcome and need public input.”

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015