Introducing the 12th Chancellor of NCCU
Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye
A broad spectrum
McLaughlin-Smith teaches UNCW faculty and students that diversity is more than race
Preserving life
UNC Charlotte faculty initiative increases viability of organ transplants
New Star in Chapel Hill
Tar Heel selected for NASA’s new astronaut class
Skills to Succeed
Competency-Based Education Summit finding consensus for new learning evaluation
Tactical Urbanism
UNC Charlotte highlights pedestrian safety and walkability

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UNC Board of Governors chair announces committee leaders

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.

Johnson O. Akinleye selected as new North Carolina Central University Chancellor

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.


Board of Governors Special Meeting, June 26, 2017

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.  

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Statement in response to the General Assembly’s 2017-19 Biennial Budget

The final budget released last evening signals greater investment in and strong support for the University and furthers many of the goals of the UNC Strategic Plan—including accessibility, affordability and efficiency, and student success.


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