Fennebresque Elected Board Chair; Other Officers Named

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 …

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Noren Everts Named Chancellor of Appalachian State University

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 …

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State Board of Community Colleges, UNC Board of Governors Sign Revised Agreement Improving the Transfer Process

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 …

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Outside Counsel to Conduct Inquiry at UNC-Chapel Hill

Independent counsel to conduct inquiry of information about academic irregularities 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. The University has remained in contact with …

UNC Pembroke Professor Receives UNC Board of Governors’ James E. Holshouser, Jr., Award for Excellence in Public Service

CHAPEL HILL, NC—Ben A. Bahr, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, received the James E. Holshouser, Jr., Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The award, presented during the Board’s regular …

William C. Friday, Beloved Higher Education Icon, Dead at 92

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. “Bill Friday lived a life that exemplified everything that has made our University – and the state …

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