The UNC Policy Manual
Chapter 100.1 - The Code
SECTION 201. OFFICERS.
201 A. Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
At its last regular meeting before July 1 in each even-numbered year, the Board of Governors shall elect from its voting membership for two-year terms commencing July 1, and serving until their successors have been elected and qualified, a chair, a vice chair, and a secretary. No person may stand for election to a board office if, having been elected by the Senate or House of Representatives for the maximum allowable number of terms on the board, the person’s board membership would expire before the end of the term of office. No person may serve as chair for more than four years in succession. If for any reason an office becomes vacant before expiration of the prescribed two-year term, the unexpired balance of the term shall be filled by an election to be conducted at the first meeting of the Board of Governors held after the elapse of 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the vacancy; in the event of a vacancy in the office of chair, the vice chair shall serve as chair until the required election is held. [See G.S. 116-8]
201 B. Assistant Secretary.
The Board of Governors may elect an assistant secretary of the Board of Governors, who shall be a member of the staff of the president of the University. Copies of all minutes, papers, and documents of the Board of Governors may be certified by the assistant secretary with the same force and effect as though such certification were made by the secretary of the Board of Governors.