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UNC System Interim President Bill Roper Names Eight-Member Transition Team

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has engaged eight individuals with a wide range of expertise to serve as members of his transition team.

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Action Taken During January 15th UNC Board of Governors Meeting

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Today the UNC Board of Governors voted to accept UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s resignation effective January 31, 2019. The Board authorized UNC System Interim President Roper to appoint an interim chancellor at such time as he deems appropriate.

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UNC Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith Issues Statement Regarding Board Meeting

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors chair Harry Smith issued this statement following today’s Board meeting:

“Today, the UNC Board of Governors met in closed session to deliberate issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill’s leadership. 


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