UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque Resigns Seat on Board

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. Vice chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, Fennebresque, 68, first served on the Board of Governors from 1995 to 1999 and returned to board service in 2011.  Prior …

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Spellings Elected President of the University of North Carolina

Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX, and former U.S. Secretary of Education, was today (October 23) elected president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina during a special meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.  Ann Goodnight and Therence Pickett, co-vice chairs of the 11-member Search Committee charged …

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UNC President Issues Statement on the Bond Act of 2015, Signed into Law Today by Governor McCrory

“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 …

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More Than 1,400 students Have Earned Associate Degrees Through NC’s Reverse-Transfer Program

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 …

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UNC Leaders Issue Joint Statement on the 2015-17 State Budget

“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 …

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Pilot Projects Aim to Broaden Students’ Critical Thinking Skills, Internship Opportunities

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, …

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UNC Leaders Issue Joint Statement on the Capital Bond Proposal Released by the NC House of Representatives

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 …

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Gilliam Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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. Acting on behalf of UNC President Tom Ross, who is recovering from …

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Cummings Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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 …

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