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    January 21, 2020

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper and Fayetteville State University Board of Trustees Chair Stuart Augustine have announced the formation of a 17-member search committee tasked with locating candidates for the position of chancellor at Fayetteville State University.

  • University System met or exceeded 10 of 12 annual Strategic Plan goals

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – More students are graduating from the University of North Carolina System within five years than at any other time in state history, according to new data presented to the UNC Board of Governors.

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    January 16, 2020

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    January 7, 2020

    CHAPEL HILL, NC  – The University of North Carolina System Office has been awarded a new seven-year $25.7 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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    December 20, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System General Counsel and Senior Vice President Tom Shanahan issued the following statement in response to today’s action in Orange County Superior Court:

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    December 16, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Randy Ramsey released a statement regarding a legal motion filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL):  

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    December 16, 2019

    After protesters toppled the “Silent Sam” statue on Aug. 20, 2018, the Board of Governors directed the UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees and Chancellor Folt to develop a lawful solution that protects public safety, preserves the monument and its history, and allows the University to focus on its core educational mission.

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    December 13, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper today named Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz as the 12th chancellor and 30th chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Guskiewicz, who has served as interim chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill since being appointed on February 6, 2019, will assume this new role effective immediately.

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    November 27, 2019

    UNC System reaches settlement allowing for disposition of Silent Sam

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – This morning a judge entered a consent judgment in a lawsuit involving the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam. The North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (SCV) filed suit and asserted various legal claims against the University of North Carolina System and the Board of Governors concerning the disposition of the monument.

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    November 26, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement regarding today’s new round of approvals of student and employee photo identification cards for use in the 2020 elections:

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    November 22, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper and East Carolina University Board of Trustees Chair Vern Davenport have announced the formation of a 20-member search committee tasked with locating a candidate for the position of chancellor at East Carolina University.

  • The UNC Board of Governors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the K.E. White Graduate Center, located

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    November 8, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement regarding today’s veto by Governor Cooper of Senate Bill 354, which would have provided raises for UNC System employees:

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Randy Ramsey today issued the following statement on the resignation of Board member Harry Smith:

    'Harry Smith has given notice of his resignation from the Board of Governors and he has indicated he is willing to serve up to an additional 90 days (through February 1, 2020) or until a new Board member has been selected by the North Carolina General Assembly.

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    October 31, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement:

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    October 28, 2019

     

    University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan:

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    October 26, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement regarding East Carolina University:

     

  • October 24, 2019

    Chapel Hill, NC - University of North Carolina System Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Kimberly van Noort released the following statement:

    "East Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University are collaborating with the private sector on ways to support the growing needs of aerospace manufacturing in Eastern North Carolina.

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    October 1, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors unanimously selected two new officers during a special called meeting of the board held today.

  • October 1, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the coming weeks, North Carolina residents will hear a lot more about the low cost of a college education in the state.

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    September 27, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper and University of North Carolina School of the Arts Board of Trustees Chair Ralph Womble have announced the formation of an 20-member search committee tasked with locating a candidate for the position of chancellor of UNCSA.

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    September 25, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper announced that he will continue to serve in the role of interim president until June 30, 2020.

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    September 24, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - University of North Carolina System Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith announced today that he is stepping down from the chair position effective October 1, 2019. Mr. Smith, a two-term member of the Board, will continue to serve as a member of the Board through the remainder of his term, which ends in 2021.

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    September 20, 2019

    UNC System will implement plan beginning in 2020

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to approve a new paid parental leave plan for UNC System employees during its regularly scheduled meeting. The plan covers every eligible employee within the UNC System.

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    September 18, 2019

     

    UNC System announces second year of record enrollment

    Nearly 240,000 students enrolled in 16 public universities in North Carolina

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – More students are enrolled in the University of North Carolina System than ever before, according to final enrollment data for the Fall 2019 semester.

  • The UNC Board of Governors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, in the board room at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill, N.C. There will also be a total of 10 committee meetings to be held.  The complete schedule of meetings for the week is available. Some portions of these meetings may be conducted in closed session, pursuant to state law.

     

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    September 4, 2019

    State Releases Data on UNC System Operated Laboratory Schools

    CHAPEL HILL, NC   Today the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released new student achievement data for the five Laboratory Schools operated by UNC System universities. The student achievement results for 2018-19 show encouraging signs of positive momentum, opportunities for improvement, and highlight the significant challenge that Lab Schools are designed to address.

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    August 26, 2019

     

    UNC System Announces Partnership with Defense Alliance of NC

    New agreement will work to create long-term investments in the defense sector

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System leaders today took action to ensure that graduates from the last two classes of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will receive previously anticipated funding currently in flux due to the ongoing state budget stalemate.

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    August 6, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - The UNC System is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Student Success Innovation Lab grant competition. Six UNC System institutions will receive funding for their efforts to help more students finish their degrees in a timely fashion.

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    August 2, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs Wendy Murphy and Randy Ramsey have announced that Kimberly W. Strach has been appointed director of the UNC System Presidential Search Committee. Strach will begin this role effectively immediately. 

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    July 12, 2019

    Partnership will create better awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing service member students

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System and PsychArmor Institute have announced a new joint partnership implemented to help educators and administrators better understand the challenges and opportunities both active duty and veteran students face on campus.

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    July 12, 2019

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has announced the appointment of Brian Cole as interim chancellor of UNC School of the Arts. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2019.

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    July 1, 2019

     

    New policy goes into effect today

    CHAPEL HILL, NC -- The University of North Carolina System has a new System-wide Advanced Placement (AP) credit policy, effective today. Under the new policy, the 16 universities in the System must grant credit to students who have earned a score a “three” or higher on AP exams, except in cases when a course has been granted an exception by an institution’s board of trustees.

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    June 18, 2019

     

    UNC System, Army Partner to Spur Student Interest in STEM Fields

     

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Several thousand U.S. Army engineers and scientists are nearing retirement age. The Army will develop and attract the talent it needs to fill those vacancies through a new partnership with the University of North Carolina System.

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    June 4, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System spokesperson Josh Ellis released the following statement: 

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    May 31, 2019

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System has named five students as 2019 Marian Drane Graham Scholars. The scholars will participate in an eight-week immersive and experiential summer program, designed to help the students develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of key issues facing public higher education. 

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    May 24, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System spokesperson Josh Ellis released the following statement:  

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    May 22, 2018

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    May 22, 2019

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    May 21, 2019

    Survey Includes Responses from 77,695 Alumni from all 16 Public Universities in North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System has released the results of a far-reaching alumni survey that provides a first-of-its-kind look at how graduates from North Carolina’s public universities fare after graduation.

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    May 20, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System spokesperson Josh Ellis released the following statement:  

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    May 6, 2019

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    May 3, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC -  UNC System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement on the N.C. House of Representatives’ 2019-2021 state budget:

    “The House’s biennial budget builds upon many of the UNC System’s existing key priorities set forth by the UNC Board of Governors.

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    May 3, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith and UNC System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following joint statement praising the first responders on the scene at UNC Charlotte on Tuesday evening.

    “We continue to lament those who lost their lives and who have suffered as a result of the shooting at UNC Charlotte on Tuesday. Following this tragic event, we have learned of the many examples of first responders acting quickly and heroically.

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    April 30, 2019
     
    CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith and UNC System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following joint statement in response to Tuesday evening’s shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte:
     
    “We are devastated to learn of the act of violence that occurred earlier on the campus of UNC Charlotte, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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    April 16, 2019

    GREENVILLE, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has named Dan Gerlach to serve as interim chancellor of East Carolina University. The appointment will go into effect on May 6, 2019.

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    April 15, 2019

    Initiative can help donors enhance their overall philanthropy while supporting
    institutions within the UNC System

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - The University of North Carolina System has partnered with TIAA Charitable to provide alumni and friends with a leading-edge donor-advised fund program, which each participating institution can use to enhance its overall philanthropy.

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    April 9, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

    The recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees at each institution and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs.

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    March 18, 2019

    East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton announces resignation

    Chapel Hill, NC - East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil P. Staton has announced today that he will step down from his position effective May 3, 2019. Chancellor Staton will remain on as an advisor to UNC System Interim President Bill Roper and to ECU’s interim chancellor through June 30, 2019, to assist during the transition period. 

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    March 13, 2019 

    UNC System General Counsel Tom Shanahan releases new statement on Voter ID law

    Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina System Senior Vice President and General Counsel Tom Shanahan today released the following statement on Session Law 2018-144:

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    March 8, 2019

     

    UNC System Launches Coalition for Early Learning and Literacy in Teacher Preparation

     

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    March 11, 2019

     

    Dr. David English named UNC System Vice President for Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has announced that Dr. David English has been named as vice president for Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research for the UNC System. His first day in this new role will be May 1. 

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    February 6, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has named Kevin M. Guskiewicz as interim chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill. The appointment is effective immediately.

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    January 18, 2019

    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.

    The UNC System office is in the process of executing contracts, totaling a combined $70,000 per month, with five of these individuals on a monthly basis. These include:

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    January 15, 2019

    Action Taken During Today's 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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    January 14, 2018

     

    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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    January 10, 2018

    CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina System has announced three 2019 Faculty Fellows, who will spend one year researching academic affairs. The fellows are Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNC Asheville; Benjamin Powell, Appalachian State University; and Katherine R. Saul, NC State University.

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    December 14, 2018

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC - The University of North Carolina System and NC Community College System have been awarded a $552,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to support adults who want to earn college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials.

    North Carolina is one of six states chosen for the second cohort of Lumina’s Adult Promise effort, a partnership with the State Higher Education Executive Officers.

  • CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings and UNC-TV Board of Trustees Chair Eric Teal have announced the formation of an 18-member search committee tasked with locating a candidate for the position of executive director and general manager of UNC-TV.

    “This committee is composed of a group of highly respected state and national leaders in public education, the arts, business, and media,” said President Spellings. “I am thankful to those who have agreed to help locate the right candidate for this very important role.”

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    October 26, 2018

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings announced her resignation today. She has agreed to continue serving through March 1, 2019.

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    October 22, 2018

    Steven D. Hammel named Interim Executive Director and General Manager of UNC-TV

  • University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings today announced that Dr. Kimberly van Noort has been appointed as the senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer for the UNC System. Dr. van Noort had been serving in an interim capacity in the position since May 31, and the announcement is effective immediately.

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    October 2, 2018

    Statement from UNC System President Margaret Spellings on Federal Disaster Assistance for Students

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System President Margaret Spellings released the following statement in response to the awarding of $2.8 million by the U.S. Department of Education in grants to financially needy college students affected by Hurricane Florence:

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    October 1, 2018

    UNC System Launches New We Promise Affordable Education Campaign

    Two bold initiatives are making college more affordable, lowering student debt, driving NC’s economy

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    September 28, 2018

    Elizabeth City State University receives $20 million USDA loan

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings and Elizabeth City State University Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon have announced that ECSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have agreed to the terms of a $20 million loan that will allow for key improvements to residence halls while replenishing the university’s operating and maintenance reserves.

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    September 28, 2018

    2018-2019 Application Opens for NC Teaching Fellows Program

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 application cycle. Any student with a high school, associates, or bachelor's degree is eligible to apply. Students who wish to transfer or change their majors are also eligible.

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    September 11, 2018

     

    UNC System announces record increases in freshman class, transfer students, and graduate students

    Nearly 237,000 students enrolled statewide for Fall 2018 Semester

     

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    September 6, 2018

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System President Margaret Spellings has announced the recipients of research grants distributed from the System Office across the University of North Carolina System. In total, the System Office has awarded 15 grants totaling more than 4.2 million dollars, nested in three different categories. Each of these grant initiatives is specifically designed to support inter-institutional research.

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    September 5, 2018

     

    CHAPEL HILL, NC – On Wednesday, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the first year of data on student achievement at UNC System Laboratory Schools at Western Carolina University and East Carolina University. 

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    August 31, 2018

    New $51 million college affordability initiative boosts enrollment while improving student quality

    CHAPEL HILL, NC -- North Carolina’s groundbreaking new low-tuition plan, NC Promise, is driving significant increases in undergraduate enrollments as tuition drops to just $500 a semester at three UNC System institutions: Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Following today’s Special Meeting of the UNC Board of Governors, Chair Harry Smith issued the following statement:

    “Today’s meeting of the Board was a robust and healthy discussion about the legal issues related to recent events involving the Silent Sam statue on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Board acted in three ways:

  • Chapel Hill - UNC System Board Chair Harry Smith, UNC System President Margaret Spellings, UNC-Chapel Hill Trustee Chair Haywood Cochrane and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt have issued a joint statement in response to incidents involving the ‘Silent Sam’ monument that took place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill Monday night:

  • A statement from UNC System Board Chair Harry Smith and UNC System President Margaret Spellings, in response to the removal of Silent Sam last night on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill:

    “We have been in touch with UNC-Chapel Hill Trustee Chair Cochrane and Chancellor Folt both last night and this morning about the removal of the Silent Sam statue on UNC-CH’s campus. Campus leadership is in collaboration with campus police, who are pulling together a timeline of the events, reviewing video evidence, and conducting interviews that will inform a full criminal investigation.

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    GEAR UP grant provides opportunity to visit the UNC System’s 16 universities

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    July 23, 2018

     

    UNC System Announces the Passing of President Emeritus C.D. Spangler, Jr.

    CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina System (UNC System) announces the passing of President Emeritus C. D. Spangler, Jr.

    In a statement made today, UNC System President Margaret Spellings reflected on his legacy:


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  • CHAPEL HILL - UNC Board of Governors Chair-Elect Harry Smith has announced assignments for the 2018-2019 UNC Board of Governors standing and special committees. These committees play a critical role in developing policy recommendations and ensuring oversight of the university system. The assignments will go into effect on July 1, 2018.

  • ELIZABETH CITY – Elizabeth City State University has announced the appointment of an 18-member chancellor search committee that will recommend three candidates to the full ECSU Board of Trustees.

    The search committee includes representatives of the ECSU Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, administration, a student member, as well as alumni, community and business leaders. The committee includes one non-voting member from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors – Steve Long, who serves as the board’s liaison to ECSU.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC System President Margaret Spellings today announced the launch of the Student Success Innovation Lab, a newly created initiative that will help fund and evaluate cost-effective innovations that drive improvements in student success.

  • CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elected Dr. Nancy J. Cable as the new chancellor of UNC Asheville during a special session of the board held today. Dr. Cable will assume her new duties on August 15. 

    “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Cable to UNC Asheville and to our UNC System,” said President Spellings. “Dr. Cable will bring a nationally-recognized, highly-regarded and prestigious body of work in higher education to lead a university that also boasts these same qualities, so this choice could not be more fitting.”

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC System President Margaret Spellings issued the following statement in response to the N.C. General Assembly's proposed budget:

    “The General Assembly’s short session budget adjustments builds on the UNC System’s strongest budget in a decade and provides an additional six percent increase in total funding, ensuring that we can grow our historic role as an engine of opportunity for every North Carolinian. 

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has unanimously elected Harry Smith as Chair, Randall Ramsey as Vice Chair and Pearl Burris-Floyd as Secretary. The terms for the new officers begin in July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2020.

  • Grant to fund evidence-based financial aid solutions and degree-aligned math instruction

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - The John M. Belk Endowment has awarded $3 million to the University of North Carolina System to advance innovative student success efforts, including improvements in financial aid and math education.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Fifty students representing nine public and private institutions from across North Carolina have been named to internships through the North Carolina Governor’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System has announced that Dr. Ruben G. Carbonell, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

  • Federally funded program will give low income high school students greater access to AP offerings

    CHAPEL HILL – A newly announced and federally-funded partnership between GEAR UP North Carolina and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) will provide low income and rural high school students across the state with greater access to Advanced Placement offerings, with an emphasis on computer science and technology themes.

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  • CHAPEL HILL – President Margaret Spellings has announced that Elizabeth A. Morra has been named the Vice President of Federal Affairs for the University of North Carolina System.

    “Elizabeth brings over 25 years of government relations and public affairs expertise to the System, and we are thrilled to welcome her aboard,” said President Spellings. “This new position will help us maintain and strengthen our network of contacts in Washington, and give us a seat at the table for important national issues.”

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission has named 110 individuals as the inaugural class of North Carolina Teaching Fellows. Following the program’s return last year, the Commission received 232 total applications and named approximately 150 semi-finalists. Teaching Fellows applicants were evaluated on the following measures: GPA, standardized test scores, leadership and experience, a written essay and mission statement, and for those moved forward as a semi-finalist, an in-person interview.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities as well as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees based on their home campuses and were selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

  • CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University have released the names of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Cheatham-White Scholarship.

    These recipients represent the inaugural class for this merit-based scholarship, which was approved by the General Assembly in 2017. The scholarship is available to incoming first year students attending North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University. 

  • University launches statewide advisory board to chart path forward

    A new review released by the University of North Carolina System takes a close look at the System’s undergraduate teacher preparation programs with an eye toward effective literacy instruction.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Today, the University of North Carolina is launching a new logo and identity for the System and two of its newest initiatives: NC Promise and UNC Lab Schools. In addition, UNC General Administration will be renamed to better recognize its role: the University of North Carolina System Office. 

  • CULLOWHEE - Western Carolina University announced Thursday, Dec. 21, the appointment of a 22-member search committee that will recommend a successor to Chancellor David O. Belcher.

    The search committee includes representatives of the WCU Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, administration and students, as well as alumni and community members. The committee includes one non-voting member from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors – David Powers, who serves as the board’s liaison to WCU.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings announced today that Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar has been named acting Chancellor of Western Carolina University.

    Morrison-Shetlar, who is currently serving as Provost, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and tenured biology professor at WCU, will assume the role of acting Chancellor on January 1, 2018. WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher plans to go on medical leave effective December 31; Belcher has served as chancellor since 2011.

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Five North Carolina schools have been selected as partner institutions for a new initiative aimed at supporting students preparing for a teaching career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or special education. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina State University, Elon University and Meredith College will serve as hosts for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • CHAPEL HILL -- The UNC Board of Governors have awarded Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, with the 2017 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.

  • CHAPEL HILL – UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) will provide three new grants worth a total of $6.2 million to teams from six universities in the UNC system.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Students will soon be able to apply for the Cheatham-White Scholarship, a newly established merit-based scholarship program for incoming freshmen attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University beginning in the fall of 2018.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings statement on proposed policy for academic centers:

    “As a University, we are resolute in defending civil rights, facilitating opportunities for civil discourse, and teaching students through service- and experiential-learning. We do this in service to the citizens of North Carolina and in honor and celebration of leaders who have gone before. And we want to make sure this important work continues at all of our institutions.

  • UNC system president Margaret Spellings announced Thursday that four recent UNC system graduates will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings issued the following 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.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Fifty-two students from 10 of North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been selected to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s HBCU Internship Program this summer. Forty-two students come from the University of North Carolina system.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced that Ben Bahr, the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced that Ben Bahr, the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

  • “We're pleased the NCAA is bringing championship play back to North Carolina and we eagerly await the return of these games. These events are great opportunities to showcase remarkable student athletes, provide an arena for fans to celebrate our state’s proud tradition of collegiate sports, and spur economic activity across our communities and the state. ... "

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  • “We are pleased with today’s actions by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to return championship games to North Carolina. This is a great week for the state’s student athletes, coaches, and sports fans—indeed all North Carolinians. We commend and thank the ACC governing body for their leadership and look forward to hosting events in the months and years to come.”

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  • “This is a good day for the state and a positive step forward—specifically for the students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Carolina—and we applaud our elected officials for the bipartisan manner in which they brokered this compromise. With today’s action and our continuing commitment to equal access and opportunity for all, we have every expectation that, once again, the University will be able to host national athletic events and professional conferences as we have for years.”

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

  • The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

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  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on NC House Bill 186:

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on NC House Bill 186.

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  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the Board of Governors reduction legislation:

    The General Assembly’s proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Governors fits with a natural pattern of modern and effective governance and greater operational efficiency. We have the opportunity to find the right balance in governance and accountability—system-level governance should remain focused on broad goals and accountability measures.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the Board of Governors reduction legislation:

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration announced Monday that it has awarded a total of $150,000 to five of its campuses and to the University Librarians Advisory Council to assist innovative programs that have shown positive results in one of three areas of innovation: academic innovation for affordability; enhancing student success; and financial aid innovations.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration announced Monday that it has awarded a total of $150,000 to five of its campuses and to the University Librarians Advisory Council to assist innovative programs that have shown positive results in one of three areas of innovation: academic innovation for affordability; enhancing student success; and financial aid innovations.

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  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced this week it has selected four teams as the recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, granting $100,000 in funding to support projects that span nine UNC institutions.
     
    Last fall, the system’s Undergraduate Research Directors Council identified three areas of focus for research proposals: Assessment, Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), and Diversity/Inclusion.
  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced this week it has selected four teams as the recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, granting $100,000 in funding to support projects that span nine UNC institutions.

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  • Steve McKeand, professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University, has devoted his long academic career to making the state greener – in both an ecological and economic sense. His long record of service inside and outside of the classroom has earned McKeand the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

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  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Steve McKeand, professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University, has devoted his long academic career to making the state greener – in both an ecological and economic sense.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded grants totaling $1.7 million to support faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state. Each funded project involves faculty partners from two or more UNC institutions.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded grants totaling $1.7 million to support faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state.
  • CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings today announced the eight UNC institutions that have been identified as potential candidates to establish and operate laboratory schools serving students in kindergarten through 8th grade, as required by a provision in the 2016-17 state budget enacted in July. The plan has been submitted to the legislature’s Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, as required.

  • The attached letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert was sent today (September 16, 2016) by UNC President Margaret Spellings and the chancellors of the UNC system’s 15 NCAA member institutions.

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  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the ACC decision to relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.

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  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following statement on the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to relocate previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year:

    “We are surprised and disappointed by the NCAA’s decision and regret the impact it will have on North Carolina's student-athletes, coaches, athletic staffs, fans, and the North Carolina communities previously chosen to host these championship events.

  • UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following statement on the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to relocate previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year.

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  • Late today we received notice that Judge Thomas Schroeder has granted the motion by the plaintiffs in the Carcaño case for a preliminary injunction. 

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  • North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer, has requested a medical leave of absence in order to fully focus her energies on her treatment.

  • W. Louis Bissette, Jr, Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, today announced 2016-2017 standing committee assignments, including committee officers. Committee chairs will play an important leadership role in the development of a new strategic plan for the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

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  • The University of North Carolina system has retained Jones Day and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), two nationally renowned law firms, to provide legal services to the University and the UNC Board of Governors in connection with a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Justice (United States of America v. State of North Carolina; Patrick McCrory; North Carolina Department of Public Safety; University of North Carolina; and Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, No. 1:16-cv-00425).

  • The UNC Board of Governors has conferred the O. Max Gardner Award, its highest faculty honor, on two distinguished professors, one from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and and the other from Western Carolina University.  Recent Nobel Prize winner Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU, are the 2016 recipients of the award.

  • Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette, Jr., a partner and former president of the McGuire, Wood & Bissette law firm, will serve another two years as chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  His new term begins July 1.  In addition, Asheville financial manager Roger Aiken will remain as vice chair of the Board, and Kinston pediatrician Joan Templeton Perry will continue as Board secretary.  The current slate of Board officers was re-elected by acclamation today during the Board’s regular May meeting.

  • UNC President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross is the 2016 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Board Chairman Lou Bissette of Asheville presented the award, which recognizes illustrious service to higher education in North Carolina, during a banquet held Thursday evening (May 26) on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

  • Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette, Jr., a partner and former president of the McGuire, Wood & Bissette law firm, will serve another two years as chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

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  • The University of North Carolina system has retained Jones Day and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), two nationally renowned law firms, to provide legal services to the University and the UNC Board of Governors in connection with a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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  • The UNC Board of Governors has conferred the O. Max Gardner Award, its highest faculty honor, on two distinguished professors, one from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and and the other from Western Carolina University.

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  • UNC President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross is the 2016 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

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  • Andrew P. Kelly, a resident scholar in education policy studies and director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president for strategy and policy of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment, effective August 15, was announced today by UNC System President Margaret Spellings.

  • Dr. Cecil P. Staton has been elected chancellor of East Carolina University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

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  • Brian Sickora has been named director and general manager of UNC-TV, the 12-station public television network licensed to the University of North Carolina system.

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  • Governor McCrory’s announcements today recognize the value of the University of North Carolina system to our state by recommending strategic investments in our students, faculty and staff.

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  • Dr. Cecil P. Staton, interim president of Valdosta State University in Georgia and vice chancellor for extended education for the University System of Georgia, has been elected chancellor of East Carolina University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Margaret Spellings placed Staton’s name in nomination today (April 27) during a special called meeting of the board. Staton, 58, will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding Steve Ballard, who has led ECU since 2004.  

  • Brian Sickora, president and chief executive officer of WSKG Public Media in Binghamton, New York, has been named director and general manager of UNC-TV, the 12-station public television network licensed to the University of North Carolina system. The appointment was announced today (April 27) by the UNC Board of Governors during a special called meeting in Chapel Hill.  Sickora, who assumes his role on July 1, will succeed Gail Zimmermann, who has served as interim director and general manager since February 2014.

  • Thomas E. H. Conway, Jr., who has served as interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since January 1, 2016, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment is effective immediately.

  • CHAPEL HILL – Stacey Franklin Jones, who has served as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since October 2014, has resigned from the post, effective December 31, 2015.  Jones informed UNC President Thomas W. Ross of her decision this afternoon.

  • Chapel Hill, NC –Carmen Russoniello, founding director of East Carolina University’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology, and Sylvia A. Flack, executive director of Winston-Salem State University’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, are the 2015 winners of the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • 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.

  • Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX, and former U.S.

  • “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 targeted capital investments across the UNC system.  These STEM and business-related investments will help ensure North Carolina has the capacity to produce the talent needed to be competitive in the global economy.  We applaud the Gov

  • 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 with credits previously earned at the community college they attended to determine if they meet requirements for an associate degree.

  • "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 Medicine,” said UNC President Tom Ross. 

  • 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, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte were awarded by the UNC System’s Office of Learning Technology & Innovation.

    Grants were awarded to:

  • 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 help address our public University’s significant capital needs.

  • New dashboard uses SAS® software to monitor quality and quantity of public school educators

  • 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.

  • 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 is recovering from shoulder surgery, UNC Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Junius Gonzales placed  Cummings’ name in nomination today (May 21) during a special meeting of the board in Chapel Hill.  Cummings, 59, will assume his n

  • Pinku Mukherjee, Irwin Belk Endowed Professor of Cancer Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials at North Carolina State University, are the 2015 recipients of the O. Max Gardner Award — the highest faculty honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli, Ph.D., a former pharmaceutical executive who now serves as chief global officer and dean of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Sartarelli’s name in nomination today (April 10) during the board’s regular April meeting, held on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville.

  • The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  The 17 recipients, representing an array of academic disciplines, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

    Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize.  All awards will be presented by a Board of Governors member during each campus’ spring graduation ceremonies.

  • Building on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) already in place between the University of North Carolina system and NC Community Colleges, the UNC Board of Governors and State Board of Community Colleges have approved two supplemental articulation agreements that will provide seamless education pathways for students wishing to pursue specialized degrees in the high-demand careers of nursing and engineering. 

  • North Carolina’s institutions of higher education deliver a solid return on investment for their students and the state, according to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education’s impact on the state’s economy. The University of North Carolina system, the North Carolina Community College System and the 36 campuses of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities in the state together created $63.5 billion in added economic value during fiscal year 2012-13, finds the study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI).

  • The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded six three-year grants totaling nearly $9 million to support game-changing faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state.  Each of the funded projects involves faculty partners from two or more UNC campuses.

  • Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC — Stacey Franklin Jones, a management and technology partnerships consultant with extensive higher education leadership experience, has been elected Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Jones’ name in nomination today (September 4) during a special meeting of the board, held on the campus of SAS in Cary. Jones, 53, will assume her new duties October 1, succeeding Charles L.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross placed Grant’s name in nomination today (August 1) during the board’s regular August meeting.  Grant, 53, will assume her new duties January 5, 2015, succeeding Anne Ponder, who announced in January that she would retire this summer after nine years in the post. 

  • 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 of the board, and Kinston pediatrician Joan Templeton Perry was elected board secretary.  The new slate of officers was elected by acclamation today during the Board’s regular June meeting.

  • Dr. Jay Narayan, John C. C. Fan Family Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the 2014 recipient of the O. Max Gardner Award – the highest faculty honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

  • The late Leo W. Jenkins, who led East Carolina University from 1960-1978, and Chapel Hill businessman and philanthropist Thomas S. Kenan III are the 2014 recipients of the University Award, the highest honor given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.

    Sheri EvertsLeo W. Jenkins

  • M. Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief of Southern Living magazine, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  UNC President Tom Ross placed Bierman’s name in nomination today (April 11) during the board’s regular April meeting.  Bierman, 48, will assume his new duties August 1, succeeding James Moeser, who has served as interim chancellor since John Mauceri stepped down from the post last June. 

  • 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 the board.  Noren Everts, 55, will assume her new duties July 1, succeeding Kenneth E. Peacock, who announced last April that he would step down this year after a decade in the post. 

  • University of North Carolina President Tom Ross has been invited by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to participate in its March 17 meeting in Miami, FL, as an independent participant.  Ross will participate in the meeting’s public sessions and will also meet with Commission members in their executive session.   During public sessions, Ross will join Knight Commission members, other invited participants and panelists in discussing proposed changes to the NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) governance structure, opportunities and potential pitfalls associated

  • Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a $3 million gift that will start the “Farm to Philanthropy” program designed to expand rural students’ access to an NC State University education.

  • 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 number of N.C.

  • Six faculty members at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will receive Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2013-14 school year. They are Tadeu Coelho and Allison Gagnon from the School of Music, Caroline Kava from the School of Drama, Susan McCullough from the School of Dance, Nola Schiff from the School of Filmmaking, and Beth Thompson from the High School Academic Program.

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  • 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.

  • A blockbuster scientific study that tracked ocean-going leatherback turtles may help save the endangered reptiles whose numbers have plummeted as commercial fishing continues to take a toll.

  • University of North Carolina President Thomas W. Ross announced today that the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will join efforts to support the retention and graduation of students at Elizabeth City State University.

    TCMF has pledged $150,000 to provide scholarships for eligible students who are in their junior or senior year and need financial support to graduate.  To qualify as a TMCF Scholar, students must have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average and be in good standing at the institution. 

  • 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.

  • CHAPEL HILL – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the 17-campus University of North Carolina a seven-year, $28.6-million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant to help significantly increase the number of North Carolina students  who are prepared to pursue postsecondary education.

  • For more information contact: Joni Worthington (919) 962-4629 or worthj@northcarolina.edu

    May 11, 2007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    North Carolina State University Researcher Receives UNC Board of Governors’ Highest Faculty Honor

          

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