Press Releases

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings statement on proposed policy for academic centers:

    “As a University, we are resolute in defending civil rights, facilitating opportunities for civil discourse, and teaching students through service- and experiential-learning. We do this in service to the citizens of North Carolina and in honor and celebration of leaders who have gone before. And we want to make sure this important work continues at all of our institutions.

  • The Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs will meet on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Center for School Leadership Development, Chapel Hill.

    Materials are available at: http://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/bog/index.php.

    Please note that doors will open to the public at 11:45 a.m. and seating may be limited.

    Please address any questions regarding this meeting to Josh Ellis, Associate Vice President for Media Relations, at 919-962-4629.

  • There will be a meeting of the Board of Governors on Friday, July 14, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Reuter Center Room 102, of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

    Please address any questions regarding this meeting to Josh Ellis, Associate Vice President for Media Relations, at 919-962-4629.

    View materials and committee meeting schedules.

     

  • CHAPEL HILL - UNC Board of Governors Chairman Louis Bissette announced the 2017-2018 UNC Board of Governors committee assignments. The committees play a critical role in developing policy recommendations and ensuring oversight of the university system.

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    CHAPEL HILL – Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC System President Margaret Spellings formally nominated Dr. Akinleye during a special meeting of the board held in Chapel Hill.

  • There will be a special called meeting of the Board of Governors on Monday, June 26, 2017, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room, Center for School Leadership Development, Chapel Hill. The tentative agenda is available below.

    Please address any questions regarding this meeting to Josh Ellis, Associate Vice President for Media Relations, at 919-962-4629.

    Download agenda.

     

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced that Ben Bahr, the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

  • The UNC Board of Governors meets in regular session on Friday, May 19 in the Board Room of the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill.

    Download agenda. | Download meeting schedule.

     

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

  • The UNC Board of Governors met in regular session on Friday, March 3 in the Board Room of the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill.

    View materials and committee meeting schedules. 

     

    Watch Strategic Priorities Discussion

    Video archive available at UNC-TV.com.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on NC House Bill 186:

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the Board of Governors reduction legislation:

    The General Assembly’s proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Governors fits with a natural pattern of modern and effective governance and greater operational efficiency. We have the opportunity to find the right balance in governance and accountability—system-level governance should remain focused on broad goals and accountability measures.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration announced Monday that it has awarded a total of $150,000 to five of its campuses and to the University Librarians Advisory Council to assist innovative programs that have shown positive results in one of three areas of innovation: academic innovation for affordability; enhancing student success; and financial aid innovations.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced this week it has selected four teams as the recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, granting $100,000 in funding to support projects that span nine UNC institutions.
     
    Last fall, the system’s Undergraduate Research Directors Council identified three areas of focus for research proposals: Assessment, Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), and Diversity/Inclusion.
  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Steve McKeand, professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University, has devoted his long academic career to making the state greener – in both an ecological and economic sense.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following statement on the death today of North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White:

  • December 2016 Board Meeting Summary

    The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the December meeting. For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded grants totaling $1.7 million to support faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state. Each funded project involves faculty partners from two or more UNC institutions.

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following statement on the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to relocate previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year:

    “We are surprised and disappointed by the NCAA’s decision and regret the impact it will have on North Carolina's student-athletes, coaches, athletic staffs, fans, and the North Carolina communities previously chosen to host these championship events.

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ September Report to the Board of Governors.

  • North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer, has requested a medical leave of absence in order to fully focus her energies on her treatment.

  • July 2016 Board Meeting Summary

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ July Report to the Board of Governors.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Eleven middle school and high school educators from North Carolina will travel to Singapore July 15-24 to learn about the best practices of teaching mathematics and science from their counterparts in one of the world’s most-acclaimed education systems.

  • Kevin Howell, assistant to the chancellor for external affairs at North Carolina State University, has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president for external affairs of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment, effective July 11, was announced today by UNC President Margaret Spellings.


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  • W. Louis Bissette, Jr, Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, today announced 2016-2017 standing committee assignments, including committee officers. Committee chairs will play an important leadership role in the development of a new strategic plan for the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

  • On June 1, the American Association of State Colleges & Universities announced the 25 candidates selected to participate in the inaugural class of AASCU’s Emerging Leaders Program. 

    The University of North Carolina has four participants included in the class:

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ May Report to the Board of Governors.

  • The University of North Carolina system has retained Jones Day and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), two nationally renowned law firms, to provide legal services to the University and the UNC Board of Governors in connection with a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Justice (United States of America v. State of North Carolina; Patrick McCrory; North Carolina Department of Public Safety; University of North Carolina; and Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, No. 1:16-cv-00425).

  • The UNC Board of Governors has conferred the O. Max Gardner Award, its highest faculty honor, on two distinguished professors, one from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and and the other from Western Carolina University.  Recent Nobel Prize winner Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU, are the 2016 recipients of the award.

  • Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette, Jr., a partner and former president of the McGuire, Wood & Bissette law firm, will serve another two years as chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  His new term begins July 1.  In addition, Asheville financial manager Roger Aiken will remain as vice chair of the Board, and Kinston pediatrician Joan Templeton Perry will continue as Board secretary.  The current slate of Board officers was re-elected by acclamation today during the Board’s regular May meeting.

  • UNC President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross is the 2016 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Board Chairman Lou Bissette of Asheville presented the award, which recognizes illustrious service to higher education in North Carolina, during a banquet held Thursday evening (May 26) on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

  • Andrew P. Kelly, a resident scholar in education policy studies and director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president for strategy and policy of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment, effective August 15, was announced today by UNC President Margaret Spellings.

  • CHAPEL HILL – As part of its efforts to operate more transparently, the UNC Board of Governors will now hold regular public comment sessions in conjunction with its meetings to provide members of the University community and the public an opportunity to share concerns and present issues related to the UNC system.

  • Michelle Lowe Solér has been selected as a 2016 fellow for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), a leadership development program sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium and Penn State University. Now in its eighth year, IELOL fellows work with colleagues from around the world and join a growing network of higher education leaders. IELOL fellows are selected through an application process and sponsored by their home institution. 

  • Dr. Cecil P. Staton, interim president of Valdosta State University in Georgia and vice chancellor for extended education for the University System of Georgia, has been elected chancellor of East Carolina University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Margaret Spellings placed Staton’s name in nomination today (April 27) during a special called meeting of the board. Staton, 58, will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding Steve Ballard, who has led ECU since 2004.  

  • Brian Sickora, president and chief executive officer of WSKG Public Media in Binghamton, New York, has been named director and general manager of UNC-TV, the 12-station public television network licensed to the University of North Carolina system. The appointment was announced today (April 27) by the UNC Board of Governors during a special called meeting in Chapel Hill.  Sickora, who assumes his role on July 1, will succeed Gail Zimmermann, who has served as interim director and general manager since February 2014.

  • CHAPEL HILL – (April 13, 2016)—The American Council on Education (ACE), announced today that Karrie Gibson Dixon, vice president for academic and student success for the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2016-17. 

  • The University of North Carolina announced Tuesday the winners and runners-up for the fourth annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, held on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

    The competition, sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase, featured 27 undergraduate teams, 15 graduate teams and four teams for the newly created Financial Literacy category. More than 400 students participated from all 17 UNC campuses.

  • March 2016 Board Meeting Summary

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ March Report to the Board of Governors.

  • The University of North Carolina system is holding its fourth annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference February 16 on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

  • Roger Aiken of Asheville was today elected vice chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Aiken will serve through June 30, 2016, completing the unexpired two-year term of W. Louis Bissette, Jr., of Asheville, who was elected chair of the Board in December.

  • Thomas E. H. Conway, Jr., who has served as interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since January 1, 2016, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment is effective immediately.

  • January 2016 Board Meeting Summary

    The summaries below highlight selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the January meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Stacey Franklin Jones, who has served as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since October 2014, has resigned from the post, effective December 31, 2015.  Jones informed UNC President Thomas W. Ross of her decision this afternoon.

  • December 2015 Board Meeting Summary

    The summaries below highlight selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the December meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Junius J. Gonzales, senior vice president for academic affairs, of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, will become the University’s interim president, effective January 4, 2016. Gonzales, who was elected to the temporary post today by the UNC Board of Governors, will succeed outgoing President Thomas W. Ross and lead the UNC system until the March 1, 2016, arrival of President-elect Margaret Spellings.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette, Jr., a partner and former president of the McGuire, Wood & Bissette law firm, was today elected chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Bissette, who has served as vice chair since July 2014, will lead the board through June 30, 2016, completing the unexpired two-year term of former Chair John Fennebresque of Charlotte, who resigned his board seat in October.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, December 11, 2015, at the Center for School Leadership Development building in Chapel Hill.

    Standing committee meetings will be held Thursday, December 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Are you a faculty member interested in developing a new online or blended course? Apply to participate in the 2016 University of North Carolina Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3 @UNC).

    i3@UNC is a hands-on, residential program for developing new online, blended, hybrid, or otherwise technologically-enhanced courses that expand higher education opportunities for North Carolinians.

  • October 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

    The summaries below highlight selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during its regular October meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • Chapel Hill, NC –Carmen Russoniello, founding director of East Carolina University’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology, and Sylvia A. Flack, executive director of Winston-Salem State University’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, are the 2015 winners of the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • Charlotte attorney John C. Fennebresque has resigned his seat on the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, effective immediately.

  • Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX, and former U.S.

  • “The passage of legislation authorizing a statewide referendum on a $2-billion bond package of capital projects offers clear evidence that state leaders understand the critical role our public universities and community colleges play in North Carolina.  We are grateful that voters will have the opportunity to approve a package that includes over $1 billion of targeted capital investments across the UNC system.  These STEM and business-related investments will help ensure North Carolina has the capacity to produce the talent needed to be competitive in the global economy.  We applaud the Gov

  • By taking advantage of a new “reverse transfer” program open to students who transfer from North Carolina community colleges, more than 1,400 students enrolled at University of North Carolina campuses have earned their associate degrees while working toward a four-year degree.  Eligible students are given the opportunity to combine credits earned at their respective University with credits previously earned at the community college they attended to determine if they meet requirements for an associate degree.

  • The summaries below highlight selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the September meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • "We are grateful to the legislative leadership for their continued commitment to address the needs of the UNC system in FY15-16. The current year's budget funds many of our top legislative priorities, including enrollment growth, operating reserves for new buildings, and stabilization funding for Elizabeth City State University and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine,” said UNC President Tom Ross. 

  • UNC President Thomas W. Ross is the 2015 recipient of the Echo Foundation’s Award Against Indifference. The Charlotte-based foundation presents the award each year to a member of the community who works "with an eye toward peace, a heart filled with compassion and a voice against indifference.”

  • The UNC Board of Governors will hold its September board meeting on the campus of the UNC School of the Arts, Friday, September 18.

  • Teams of faculty from three University of North Carolina campuses have launched pilot projects designed to help students improve their critical thinking and written communication skills, as well as expand opportunities for students to get valuable internship experience.  Grant funds to support the projects at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Western Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte were awarded by UNC General Administration’s Office of Learning Technology & Innovation.

    Grants were awarded to:

  • August 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the C.D. Spangler Building Board Room in Chapel Hill, NC.

  • We are grateful that the House leadership understands the need for investment in the University of North Carolina and our state’s future. We appreciate their consideration of the UNC Board of Governors’ request for new capital investments across the UNC system. The capital bond proposal released Monday is great progress towards a package that will help address our public University’s significant capital needs.

  • RTP’s Frontier Welcomes REACH NC

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – REACH NC, the Web portal that helps bring the expertise of thousands of North Carolina-based researchers to businesses, developers, government agencies, and the public, has a new home at The Frontier, the new state-of-the-art space in Research Triangle Park designed to foster collaboration and community among business people and entrepreneurs.

  • New dashboard uses SAS® software to monitor quality and quantity of public school educators

  • The UNC Board of Governors today authorized its Presidential Search Committee to retain Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm with offices in Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, to help it identify potential successors to UNC President Thomas W. Ross, who will leave the post in January 2016.

    In addition to providing administrative support, the firm will help the search committee refine position specifications and advertising strategies, identify and recruit candidates, and coordinate the interview and selection process.

  • Following a comprehensive productivity review of academic degree programs across the University of North Carolina system, the UNC Board of Governors voted last week to discontinue or consolidate 56 degree programs that fell below established productivity standards. The review, conducted every two years, had flagged 221 degree programs for closer scrutiny.

  • May 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • Robin Gary Cummings, M.D., Deputy Secretary for Health Services and State Medicaid Director for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  Acting on behalf of UNC President Tom Ross, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, UNC Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Junius Gonzales placed  Cummings’ name in nomination today (May 21) during a special meeting of the board in Chapel Hill.  Cummings, 59, will assume his n

  • 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.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, May 22, 2015, at the C.D. Spangler Building Board Room in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Standing committee meetings will be held Thursday, May 21, beginning at 9 a.m.

  • Research findings released today suggest that teacher preparation programs with higher overall National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) ratings produce graduates who are no more or less effective at raising student test scores. Classroom teachers working in North Carolina who graduated from programs that meet NCTQ's standards were more effective at raising students' test scores in 15 out of 124 comparisons, less effective in 5 comparisons, and no different in 104 comparisons.

  • Five teams of students from across the University of North Carolina system, as well as Fayetteville Technical Community College, joined military and civilian representatives from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and other U.S. Special Operations Forces commands to design 3D printed items that could potentially address military needs and challenges. Hosted by the University of North Carolina, sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), and organized and facilitated by Dr.

  • April 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • Pinku Mukherjee, Irwin Belk Endowed Professor of Cancer Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials at North Carolina State University, are the 2015 recipients of the O. Max Gardner Award — the highest faculty honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli, Ph.D., a former pharmaceutical executive who now serves as chief global officer and dean of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Sartarelli’s name in nomination today (April 10) during the board’s regular April meeting, held on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville.

  • The UNC Board of Governors held its April board meeting on the campus of East Carolina University on Friday, April 10.

    Board members, UNC General Administration staff, and chancellors from UNC’s 17 campuses participated in campus tours and met with students and campus officials in addition to committee meetings and the formal board meeting.  

  • For the first time ever, North Carolina college students are teaming up with representatives from the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the additive manufacturing industry in a 3D Printing Design Competition aimed at addressing military challenges.  Hosted by the University of North Carolina system and sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office, the event is being held at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) March 30-31.

  • The University of North Carolina Office of Learning Technology and Innovation has announced the selection of 28 fellows to participate in the second annual Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) to be held this year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

  • The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  The 17 recipients, representing an array of academic disciplines, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

    Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize.  All awards will be presented by a Board of Governors member during each campus’ spring graduation ceremonies.

  • UNC President Thomas W. Ross today announced that Dana Dunn, provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been named acting chancellor of the university, effective immediately.

  • Building on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) already in place between the University of North Carolina system and NC Community Colleges, the UNC Board of Governors and State Board of Community Colleges have approved two supplemental articulation agreements that will provide seamless education pathways for students wishing to pursue specialized degrees in the high-demand careers of nursing and engineering. 

  • February 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • The UNC Board of Governors will hold its February board meeting on the campus of UNC Charlotte on Friday, February 27.

    Board members, UNC General Administration staff, and chancellors from UNC’s 17 campuses will arrive February 25 to participate in campus tours and meet with students, athletic coaches and campus officials in addition to committee meetings and the formal board meeting.  The last time the board met at UNCC was in July 1972.

  • North Carolina’s institutions of higher education deliver a solid return on investment for their students and the state, according to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education’s impact on the state’s economy. The University of North Carolina system, the North Carolina Community College System and the 36 campuses of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities in the state together created $63.5 billion in added economic value during fiscal year 2012-13, finds the study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI).

  • The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded six three-year grants totaling nearly $9 million to support game-changing faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state.  Each of the funded projects involves faculty partners from two or more UNC campuses.

  • Are you a faculty member interested in developing a new online or blended course? Apply to participate in the 2015 University of North Carolina Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3 @UNC).

    Where: UNC Wilmington
    When: May 31-June 7

    Applicants must be full-time faculty members with tenure, on the tenure track, or with five years of full-time teaching experience at one or more of the institutions of the University of North Carolina. Applications must be received by March 15, 2015, 5 p.m.

  • On Tuesday, January 27, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors held an Education Summit to focus on strengthening and improving the preparation of teachers and school leaders for North Carolina's public schools. The special meeting, held at SAS in Cary, also included members of the State Board of Education, legislators and other state officials and educators from across the UNC system. 

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has decided to begin the process of leadership transition. The Board believes President Ross has served with distinction, that his performance has been exemplary, and that he has devoted his full energy, intellect and passion to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of his office. This decision has nothing to do with President Ross’s performance or ability to continue in the office.  The Board respects President Ross and greatly appreciates his service to the University and to the State of North Carolina.

  • During the January 2015 meeting of the Board of Governors, the University of North Carolina released the Our Time, Our Future Interim report. The report is a companion document to the University’s strategic plan, Our Time, Our Future: The UNC Compact with North Carolina. Established in 2013, the strategic plan articulates a five-year vision for the University and lays out the strategy by which to achieve it. The plan embodies the University’s commitment as a public institution, to teaching, research and public service and engagement.

  • January 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

    The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during its January meeting.
    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the C.D. Spangler Building Board Room in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Standing committee meetings will be held Thursday, January 15, beginning at 9 a.m.

    View the January board meeting schedule and pre-meeting materials.
    Learn more about the UNC Board of Governors.

  • December 2014 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Operation and Capital Budget Priorities

    The Board of Governors approved the 2015-2017 operating and capital budget priorities.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the C.D. Spangler Building Board Room in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Standing committee meetings will be held Thursday, December 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

    View the December board meeting schedule and pre-meeting materials.
    Learn more about the UNC Board of Governors.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC — Frederick Van Sant, a global expert in technology-assisted teaching and learning, has been named executive director of the University of North Carolina system’s Center for International Understanding. The appointment, effective December 3, 2014, was announced today by UNC President Thomas W. Ross. Van Sant will succeed Jim Fain, who has served as interim executive director since July.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Junius J. Gonzales, provost and vice president for academic affairs of the University of Texas at El Paso since 2011, has been named senior vice president for academic affairs of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment, effective January 28, 2015, was announced today by UNC President Thomas W. Ross. Gonzales will succeed Warwick Arden, who has served as interim senior vice president since Suzanne Ortega stepped down July 1 to become president of the national Council of Graduate Schools.

  • October 2014 Board Meeting Highlights

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday announced the results of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities at Carolina and took immediate action to address the findings. Wednesday’s actions build on the reforms already undertaken in the years since first learning about the issues.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold its board meeting on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the C.D. Spangler Building Board Room in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Standing committee meetings will be held Thursday, October 23, beginning at 9 a.m.

    View the October board meeting schedule and pre-meeting materials.
    Learn more about the UNC Board of Governors.

  • Interested students, faculty, staff and members of the University community are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion regarding textile manufacturing in Bangladesh.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
    Center for School Leadership and Development, Room 111
    Chapel Hill, NC

  • University of North Carolina campuses are home to world-class researchers in an array of disciplines.  There are many areas where, working with businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and others, the University can make a real difference.

  • Elwood L. Robinson, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Cambridge College in Massachusetts since 2012, has been elected Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University by the Board of 

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • The UNC Board of Governors will hold its September board meeting on the campus of Western Carolina University on Friday, September 12.

    Board members, UNC General Administration staff, and chancellors from UNC’s 17 campuses will arrive September 9, to participate in campus tours, in addition to committee meetings and the formal board meeting.  The visit takes place as the WCU campus celebrates its 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution that became WCU.

  • Interested in online learning? Now you can easily search over 300 online degree and certificate programs on the newly redesigned UNC Online website. Unveiled on September 5, the new site helps visitors find online programs, register for online courses, and take proctored exams.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC — Stacey Franklin Jones, a management and technology partnerships consultant with extensive higher education leadership experience, has been elected Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Jones’ name in nomination today (September 4) during a special meeting of the board, held on the campus of SAS in Cary. Jones, 53, will assume her new duties October 1, succeeding Charles L.

  • The University of North Carolina is excited to announce the launch of its official Facebook page. 

    By establishing a Facebook community we hope to raise awareness of the work being done on our 17 campuses, as well as highlight the accomplishments of our affiliates and of UNC General Administration, the system office that houses the president and senior officers for the University. Visit and “like” our Facebook page to see news, stories and announcements on new initiatives, campus events and other matters.

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

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross placed Grant’s name in nomination today (August 1) during the board’s regular August meeting.  Grant, 53, will assume her new duties January 5, 2015, succeeding Anne Ponder, who announced in January that she would retire this summer after nine years in the post. 

  • Chapel Hill — The UNC Campus Security Initiative issued a final report today, offering a comprehensive review and recommendations for improving safety and security across the 17-campus University of North Carolina. In a time of growing concern and increasing regulation of safety issues on college campuses, the UNC system has undertaken a detailed, clear-eyed analysis of what UNC campuses do well, what the law requires, and how the University can do better.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Karrie Gibson Dixon has been named Vice President for Academic and Student Success of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  Dixon, who joined the staff of UNC General Administration in 2008 and most recently served as UNC Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, was promoted to the new position effective July 1.

  • CHAPEL HILL –Katharine E. Stewart has been named Vice President for Academic Planning and Quality of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  Stewart, who joined the staff of UNC General Administration last year as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Learning Strategies, was promoted to the new position effective July 1.

  • REACH NC, a Web portal that connects businesses, developers, government officials, other researchers and citizens to thousands of experts working in higher education and research institutions throughout North Carolina now helps users find university assets and resources across the state through a new tool called the REACH NC Resource Finder.

  • June 2014 Board Meeting Highlights

    This summary highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during its June 20 meeting.

    The full meeting agenda and materials considered in open session by all board committees are posted online.  For a full account of previous board proceedings, please check the board meeting archive for meeting minutes.

  • Charlotte attorney John Fennebresque, a partner and vice chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, will serve as the next chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  His two-year term begins July 1.  In addition, Asheville attorney Louis Bissette was elected to serve as vice chair of the board, and Kinston pediatrician Joan Templeton Perry was elected board secretary.  The new slate of officers was elected by acclamation today during the Board’s regular June meeting.

  • Dr. William A. Sederburg of Asheville, a former Michigan state senator and university president who retired as Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education, will become interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on August 1.  Appointed today by UNC President Tom Ross, Sederburg will succeed Chancellor Gary Miller, who on Monday announced that he is stepping down July 31 to become chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Miller will work closely with Sederburg and President Ross to help ensure a smooth transition in leadership.

  • On Thursday, May 22, in Washington D.C., the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions held a hearing entitled, “Examining Access and Supports for Servicemembers and Veterans in Higher Education.”  Kimrey Rhinehardt, vice president for federal relations of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, was one of five individuals invited to testify before the committee. 

  • Margaret “Maggie” O’ Hara, director of e-learning for the 17-campus University of North Carolina, has received a 2014 International Distance Learning Award given by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).  O’Hara, who was honored for outstanding leadership by an individual, accepted the award during the USD

  • On Thursday, May 8, in Washington D.C., the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing entitled, “Defining and Improving Success for Student Veterans.” University of North Carolina President Tom Ross was invited to testify before the subcommittee on behalf of the American Council on Education.

  • April 2014 Board Meeting Highlights

    This summary highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during its April 11 meeting.

    The full meeting agenda and materials considered in open session by all Board committees are posted online.  For a full account of previous Board proceedings, please check the board meeting archive for meeting minutes.

  • Dr. Jay Narayan, John C. C. Fan Family Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the 2014 recipient of the O. Max Gardner Award – the highest faculty honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • The late Leo W. Jenkins, who led East Carolina University from 1960-1978, and Chapel Hill businessman and philanthropist Thomas S. Kenan III are the 2014 recipients of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

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  • M. Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief of Southern Living magazine, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross placed Bierman’s name in nomination today (April 11) during the board’s regular April meeting.  Bierman, 48, will assume his new duties August 1, succeeding James Moeser, who has served as interim chancellor since John Mauceri stepped down from the post last June. 

  • Durham-based LC Industries has stepped forward as the first industry partner in UNC Joining Forces, an initiative that will position the 17-campus University of North Carolina to work more closely with North Carolina businesses and non-profit organizations in support of military-affiliated students.

    As the name implies, the UNC system and UNC Joining Forces partners will collaborate to help support and facilitate:

  • The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2014 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  The 17 recipients, representing an array of academic disciplines, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

  • Sheri Noren Everts, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Illinois State University since 2008, has been elected Chancellor of Appalachian State University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross placed Noren Everts' name in nomination this morning (March 19) during a special meeting of the board.  Noren Everts, 55, will assume her new duties July 1, succeeding Kenneth E. Peacock, who announced last April that he would step down this year after a decade in the post. 

  • University of North Carolina President Tom Ross has been invited by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to participate in its March 17 meeting in Miami, FL, as an independent participant.  Ross will participate in the meeting’s public sessions and will also meet with Commission members in their executive session.   During public sessions, Ross will join Knight Commission members, other invited participants and panelists in discussing proposed changes to the NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) governance structure, opportunities and potential pitfalls associated

  • RALEIGH – The State Board of Community Colleges and University of North Carolina Board of Governors today signed a revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the two public higher education systems, making college transfer options more defined and easier to follow.  The revised agreement, driven by an increased focus on student success and the growing number of N.C.

  • University of North Carolina President Tom Ross and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt have retained an outside attorney to conduct an independent inquiry of academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill, based on new information that may become available.

  • As American colleges and universities offer more academic degree programs online, ensuring academic integrity in online testing has become a high priority. Since requiring students to come to campus to take online exams is typically not feasible, universities generally require that online exams be administered only by pre-approved “proctors,” who receive the exam from the instructor, verify the student’s identity, administer and submit the exam during a designated timeframe, and ensure that specified testing guidelines are followed.

  • As American colleges and universities offer more academic degree programs online, ensuring academic integrity in online testing has become a high priority. Since requiring students to come to campus to take online exams is typically not feasible, universities generally require that online exams be administered only by pre-approved “proctors,” who receive the exam from the instructor, verify the student’s identity, administer and submit the exam during a designated timeframe, and ensure that specified testing guidelines are followed.

  • RALEIGH—The UNC Campus Security Initiative will hold a public forum on Monday, December 2 to provide interested individuals an opportunity to share concerns and perspectives about safety and security across the 17-campus University of North Carolina.   The public forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Section A of the Multipurpose Room of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, located at 1070 Partners Way on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.

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    BOULDER, CO—As American colleges and universities offer more academic degree programs online, ensuring academic integrity in online testing has become a high priority.  Since requiring students to come to campus to take online exams is typically not feasible, universities generally require that online exams be administered only by pre-approved “proctors,” who receive the exam from the instructor, verify the student’s identity, a

  • CHAPEL HILL – Thomas C. Shanahan, interim vice president and general counsel of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.  The appointment, effective immediately, was announced today by UNC President Thomas W. Ross and unanimously endorsed by the UNC Board of Governors.  Shanahan succeeds Laura B. Fjeld, who resigned from the University in April.

  • North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College are forming a unique research partnership that could have a national impact on the development of new technologies, and could provide critical skill development for talented students.

    The partnership extends the capacity of two A&T-based research centers on cyber defense and identity science to Guilford Tech, creating new satellite offices at GTCC, and creates a great career path for top students.

  • CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina system will launch the UNC Campus Security Initiative on Tuesday, October 1, beginning a detailed review of safety and security measures across the 17-campus University.  NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson and North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold Martin will co-chair the initiative.

  • UNC President Tom Ross: Budget Update

    August 21, 2013

    Members of the University Community:

    Last month, the NC General Assembly approved a state budget for 2013-15 that included a significant funding reduction for the University of North Carolina system, as well as a number of policy changes that will affect faculty, staff, and students across our campuses. While we also secured a number of important wins during this session and the University remains fundamentally sound, some of these changes will present real challenges.

  • WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- James Moeser, chancellor emeritus and professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on August 1. Moeser, who led UNC-Chapel Hill from 2000-2008, will succeed John Mauceri, who last fall announced that he would step down as chancellor on June 30 after seven years in the post. UNCSA Provost David Nelson will serve as acting chancellor from July 1 until Moeser’s arrival.

  • ELIZABETH CITY, NC -- UNC President Tom Ross announced today that former NC Court of Appeals Judge Charles L. Becton, who is completing a ten-month assignment as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University, will become interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University on July 1. Becton will succeed Willie Gilchrist, who last week announced that he will retire from the University on June 30 after nearly seven years in the post and four decades in public education.

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  • The Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina has selected 17 of its most outstanding faculty to receive the 19th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    February 8, 2013

     

    Saunders-White Named Chancellor of North Carolina Central University

     

  • UNC President Tom Ross offered the following statement concerning comments made by Governor Pat McCrory during a January 29 radio interview: 

  • CHAPEL HILL -- The 17-campus University of North Carolina has announced two recent appointments in its Federal Relations Division that will help advance efforts to build stronger relationships with North Carolina’s military community and better serve military-affiliated students.

  • William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The longtime Chapel Hill resident was 92.

  • UNC Charlotte Professor Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service

  • University of North Carolina President Thomas Ross and UNC Board of Governors Chairman Peter Hans today announced the creation of the UNC Advisory Committee on Strategic Directions.  This blue-ribbon group, which includes business, education, and government leaders from across the state, as well as selected Board members, UNC Chancellors, and faculty leadership, will provide vital input in the development of the next five-year strategic plan for the 17-campus University.

  • CHAPEL HILL – For the fall 2012 semester, the 17-campus University of North Carolina is introducing ProctorU, a service that enables students enrolled in UNC Online courses to complete their exams from any location they choose. The only requirements include a computer, a reliable Internet connection, and a web camera and microphone.

    Featuring more than 270 online programs offered by 16 constituent universities, UNC Online is designed to extend the benefits of higher education to students whose work and family obligations prevent them from enrolling in a campus-based program.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Margaret (Maggie) O’Hara, former assistant dean for online programs at East Carolina’s College of Business, has been named director of e-learning of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  Her appointment began July 3.

  • Charles L. Becton of Durham, an attorney, law professor, and former judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, will become interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University on August 6.  Becton, appointed today by UNC President Tom Ross, will succeed Charlie Nelms, 65, who announced earlier today that he is retiring from the University after five years in the post and nearly four decades in higher education administration.   Nelms will work with Becton through August 31 to help ensure a smooth transition in leadership.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Cary attorney Brent D. Barringer has resigned his seat on the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, effective June 20.  In sharing his decision with University leaders and fellow Board members, he cited the need to devote more time to family, business, and professional responsibilities and to his wife, Tamara’s, campaign for the North Carolina Senate.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Peter D. Hans, a senior policy advisor for the Raleigh law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.  Hans, whose term begins July 1, is currently completing his second term as the board’s vice chairman.  In addition, Cary businessman Frank Grainger was elected vice chairman, and Cary businesswoman Ann B. Goodnight was elected board secretary.

  • CHAPEL HILL – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the 17-campus University of North Carolina a seven-year, $28.6-million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant to help significantly increase the number of North Carolina students  who are prepared to pursue postsecondary education.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC –College graduates who are interested in a teaching career but don’t have a degree in education now have a new fast-track option available. Through the North Carolina Innovative Statewide Program to Improve the Recruitment of Educators (NC INSPIRE), qualified individuals willing to serve in selected high-need school districts could begin teaching as early as August of this year. Eligible applicants include recent college graduates, college seniors graduating in May, and mid-career professionals.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University, received the O. Max Gardner Award today (Friday, April 13) from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.  Widely recognized as one of the top entomologists in the world today, Gould studies the ecology and genetics of insect pests in order to improve food production and human and environmental health.   His work has revolutionized global efforts to achieve sustainable food security and to combat or prevent insect-borne epidemics.

  • The 17 recipients, representing an array of academic disciplines, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Personnel and Tenure, chaired by Phillip R. Dixon of Greenville. The awards will be presented by a Board of Governors member during the spring graduation ceremony on each campus.    

  • North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Grant to Help UNC Campuses Meet Needs of Students Who Learn Differently

    CHAPEL HILL, NC -- The 17-campus University of North Carolina today announced a three-year, $1-million grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help UNC campuses better meet the needs of students who learn differently.

  • CHAPEL HILL – UNC President Emeritus Erskine B. Bowles is the 2011 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross and Board Chair Hannah Gage of Wilmington presented the award, which recognizes illustrious service to higher education in North Carolina, during a banquet Thursday evening (Jan.

  • Watch an Evening with Five Presidents

    On November 19th, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of legislation that brought all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities into the University of North Carolina.  For the first time ever, all five Presidents who have led the UNC system since that 1971 restructuring came together to discuss the rewards and challenges of leading UNC during periods of change and transition.  The event was captured by UNC-TV and is now available online.  
     

  • Hartzell Named Executive Director of the Center for International Understanding

     

    CHAPEL HILL – Adam Hartzell, an attorney and former executive director of InterAct in Raleigh, has been named executive director of the University of North Carolina system’s Center for International Understanding (Center). The appointment, effective January 9, 2012, was announced today by UNC President Tom Ross. Hartzell will succeed Millie Ravenel, who retired this summer after 32 years in the post.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Sharlini Sankaran, formerly assistant director of the NC Department of Commerce Office of Science and Technology, has been named the first executive director of the Research, Engagement, and Capabilities Hub of North Carolina, or REACH NC.  Sankaran assumed her new duties November 14. 

  • CHAPEL HILL -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of legislation that brought all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities into the University of North Carolina.  For the first time ever, all five Presidents who have led the UNC system since that 1971 restructuring will come together next week to discuss the rewards and challenges of leading UNC during periods of change and transition.  Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser will lead this candid conversation with UNC Presidents emeriti William Friday (1956-86), C.D. Spangler, Jr.

  • GREENSBORO -- Plans are being finalized for the inauguration of Thomas W. Ross as the 17th president of the University of North Carolina, the oldest public university in America. The formal ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 10 a.m. in the Ellis F. Corbett Sports Center on the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The event is open to the public. 

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC -- The 17-campus University of North Carolina today announced a three-year, $3-million grant from the Oak Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland, that will enable UNC campuses to better meet the needs of students who learn differently. 

  • WILMINGTON, NC – Gary L. Miller, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University since 2006, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Miller’s name in nomination today (May 3) during a special meeting of the board held on the UNCW campus. Miller, 57, will assume his new duties no later than July 1, succeeding Rosemary DePaolo, who is retiring after eight years in the post.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Suzanne Trager Ortega, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the University of New Mexico, has been named senior vice president for academic affairs of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  The appointment, effective July 1, was announced today by UNC President Tom Ross.  Ortega will succeed Alan Mabe, who retired this spring after more than 40 years in higher education.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Diane M. Browder, Lake and Edward J. Snyder, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received the O.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – David O. Belcher, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock since 2003, has been elected chancellor of Western Carolina University by the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Belcher’s name in nomination today (April 8)during a regular meeting of the board. Belcher, 53, will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding John W. Bardo, who is stepping down after 16 years in the post.

  • CHAPEL HILL – The Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina has selected 17 of its most outstanding faculty to receive the 17th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize. 

  • CHAPEL HILL –Lyons Gray, a Winston-Salem businessman who served six terms in the NC General Assembly before joining the administration of President George W.

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu

    January 5, 2011

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Fleming Named Vice President for Human Resources of the University of North Carolina

     

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    December 21, 2010

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Perusse Named Vice President for Finance of the University of North Carolina

     

  • H. Martin Lancaster, former president of the North Carolina Community College System, is the 2010 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Erskine Bowles and awards committee chairman Peaches Gunter Blank of Nashville, TN, presented the award, which recognizes illustrious service to higher education in North Carolina, during a banquet Thursday evening (Nov. 4) on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

     

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    October 8, 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NC State University Economist Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service

  • Ross Elected President of the University of North Carolina

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    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    August 13, 2010

     

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    Roberts Named Chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

     

  • After consultation with the chancellors and UNC Board of Governors, UNC President Erskine Bowles today approved campus requests for supplemental tuition increases for the 2010-11 academic year.  These supplemental increases—authorized by a special provision in the 2010-11 state budget and averaging $444 per year—will be used to help offset the impact of state budget cuts and protect academic quality.  These increases are in addition to tuition and fee changes for 2010-11 previously approved by the UNC Board of Governors.     As a result, in-state undergraduates will see an average 15.5% inc

  • UNC President Erskine Bowles today issued the following statement on the 2010-11 state budget negotiated by the General Assembly’s Budget Conference Committee: 

  • For more information, contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    April 16, 2010

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    UNC Board of Governors Presents University-wide Awards for Teaching

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  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu

    April 9, 2010 

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  • NC A&T State University Researcher Receives UNC's Highest Faculty Honor

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    March 26, 2010

     

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    Murphrey Named Vice President for Finance of the University of North Carolina

     

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu.

    January 8, 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Woodson Named Chancellor of North Carolina State University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    October 9, 2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UNC Charlotte Professor Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service

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    June 22, 2009

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Jenkins to Serve as Chancellor on an Interim Basis of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

     

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    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

      

    Woodward Named Interim Chancellor of North Carolina State University

     

  • For more information, contact Joni B. Worthington at (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu.

    May 22, 2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Martin Named Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University

  • For more information contact:  Joni Worthington (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu

    May 8, 2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NC State Food Scientist Receives UNC Board of Governors’ Highest Faculty Honor

  • For more information, contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 orworthj@northcarolina.edu.

    April 24, 2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UNC Board of Governors Announces University-wide Awards for Teaching Excellence 

    CHAPEL HILL – The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of

    North Carolina has selected 17 of its most outstanding faculty to receive the 15th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.

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    January 15, 2008

  • UNC Commission to Hold Public Forum

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    January 9, 2009

  • For more information contact Leslie Boney at (919) 843-7338 or lboney@northcarolina.edu.

    December 18, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Eight UNC Campuses Earn National Recognition for Community Engagement


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    December 16, 2008

  • UNC Commission Announcement

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    December 12, 2008

  • 2008 University Award

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    June 13, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    LOCAL INTEREST: WILMINGTON, RALEIGH, ROPER

    Gage Elected Chair of the UNC Board of Governors; Other Officers Named

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    June 12, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Brady Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • 2008 Gardner Award Announcement

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    May 9, 2008

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    May 8, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Thorp Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • 2008 Awards for Excellence in Teaching

    For more information, contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    April 23, 2008

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    UNC Board of Governors Presents University-wide Awards for Teaching Excellence

  • Spangler Center Renaming Announcement

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    March 7, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UNC Board of Governors Honors President Emeritus and Mrs. C.D. Spangler, Jr., by Renaming UNC General Administration Building for Them


  • March 7, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UNC Board of Governors  Endorses Plan to Expand Medical Education in North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In an effort to address an expected shortage of doctors in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors today (March 7, 2008) endorsed a plan to expand medical education at the state’s public medical schools.

  • Anderson FSU Chancellor Announcement

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    March 7, 2008

     

     

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

     

     

    Anderson Named Chancellor of Fayetteville State University

     

  • Lumina Foundation Study Announcement

    February 26, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    CONTACTS:      Susan McCracken                               Ben Kittner

     UNC General Administration               College Foundation, Inc.

     919-843-3000                                    919-835-2336

     sdm@northcarolina.edu                     bkittner@cfi.org

     

    Lumina Foundation Funds Study of Services Provided by College Foundation of North Carolina Website

  • Luger VP Announcement

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    January 11, 2008

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Luger Named UNC Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

  • Competitiveness Fund Grants

    December 20, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Legislative Grant Program Invests in UNC Research to Shape State’s Economic Future

    CHAPEL HILL -- The multi-campus University of North Carolina today announced grant awards totaling more than $3.8 million to support 18 faculty research efforts that hold strong economic development potential and could also provide real solutions to problems facing the state and lead to creation of new jobs.  Faculty from 13 UNC campuses will work collaboratively on these projects.

  • Gates Grant Announcement

    November 9, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    For more information contact:

    UNC General Administration: Joni Worthington, (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    NC New Schools Project:  Joseph Garcia, (919) 277-3760 or jgarcia@newschoolsproject.org

     

    UNC, NC NEW SCHOOLS PROJECT PARTNER TO CREATE “LEARNING LABORATORIES” FOR HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATION

     

  • Benjamin Ruffin Posthumously Honored

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    November 9, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Benjamin Ruffin Posthumously Honored for Service to Higher Education

  • For more information contact: Joni Worthington (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    October 12, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    North Carolina Central University Professor Receives Inaugural  UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service

  • For more information contact: Joni Worthington (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Martinez to Serve as Acting Chancellor Winston-Salem State University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    July 12, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Hackley to Serve as Interim Chancellor of Fayetteville State University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    July 3, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Leath Named UNC Vice President for Research

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    June 8, 2007

    FOR RELEASE AT WILL

    Sanders Elected Secretary of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    June 8, 2007

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

    Nelms Named Chancellor of North Carolina Central University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    June 8, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Jones to Serve as Interim Chancellor North Carolina Central University

  • June 8, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Announces $5.3-Million Initiative to Increase Production of Science and Mathematics Teachers on Four UNC Campuses

  • University of North Carolina Online

    For more information, contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 7, 2007

    University of North Carolina Online Puts Degree Programs Within Reach

  • For more information contact: Joni Worthington (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    May 11, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    North Carolina State University Researcher Receives UNC Board of Governors’ Highest Faculty Honor

          

  • C. D. Spangler Foundation

    May 11, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    C. D. Spangler Foundation Announces Plans to Create Up to 96 Distinguished Professorships on UNC Campuses

  • Awards for Teaching Excellence

    For more information, contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    April 24, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UNC Board of Governors Presents University-wide Awards for Teaching Excellence

     

  • Roper Recommended for Reappointment

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

     

    April 9, 2007

     

    FOR RELEASE AT WILL

    Roper Recommended for Reappointment to Posts at UNC Health Care System and UNC-Chapel Hill

     

  • University of North Carolina Tomorrow Commission

    For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    March 16, 2007

    FOR RELEASE AT WILL

    University of North Carolina Tomorrow Commission to Help Shape Future Service to the State

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    March 15, 2007

    FOR RELEASE AT WILL

    Gilchrist Named Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    February 9, 2007

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

    Reaves Named Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

  • For more information contact Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    January 12, 2007

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

    Gift from Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Foundation Endows Need-based Scholarships on 16 UNC Campuses

  • For more information contact:
    Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    Friday, November 10, 2006

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Molly and Bob Broad Honored for Service to Higher Education

  • For more information contact:
    Joni Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu.

    November 10, 2006

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

    Battle Named Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University

  • NC TEACH Receives $2.7-million Grant

     August 22, 2006

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     Contact: Melissa Lankford, NC TEACH

    Telephone Number: 919-843-7303

    Email Address: mjl@northcarolina.edu

    Website Address: www.ncteach.net

    NC TEACH Receives $2.7-million Grant to Recruit and Retain Teachers for High-Need School Districts

     

  • August 11, 2006

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Willis Named Vice President for Government Relations of the University of North Carolina