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UNC System Names Four Graduates as 2018-19 Presidential Scholars PDF Print E-mail
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 10:32
UNC System President Margaret Spellings named four recent UNC System graduates to serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. The Presidential Scholars serve a one-year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for the UNC System Office. The scholars will regularly interact with senior leadership and members of the UNC System Board of Governors, helping to research, write, and implement policy. 
“The program is a win-win situation,” said President Spellings. “The scholars help the UNC System do its work while they earn valuable experience in preparation for promising careers in public leadership.”
Scholars were selected from among 2018’s UNC System graduates. Each of these successful applicants demonstrated leadership skills, strong motivation, intellectual curiosity, and independence: 
Dajer Fernandez
UNC Pembroke
Bachelor of Science, Political Science
Ashley George
UNC Wilmington
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Minor, Pre-Law
Colin Russell
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Political Science
William Zahran
East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Biology; Minor, Business Administration
As the System Office welcomes this new cluster of Presidential Scholars, it simultaneously bids farewell to last year’s contingent. All four members of the 2017-18 class have firm plans in place to begin the next stage of their professional or academic careers. Their aspirations reflect the program’s success in nurturing the next generation of education leadership:
Elizabeth Boney will be an associate with Whiteboard Advisors, an educational consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Carson Rich will serve as the special assistant to the chancellor at Elizabeth City State University.
Farris Smith will pursue her master’s degree in history at North Carolina State University. Her area of research will focus on the history of education in the South.
Katie Stanley will be a legislative assistant to Rep. Dean Arp in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 10:35
Western Carolina Chancellor Pick Withdraws PDF Print E-mail
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 July 2018 09:28
CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Harry Smith released the following statement on the Western Carolina University Chancellor search: 
“Today, I announce that the candidate for the position of Western Carolina University (WCU) Chancellor has withdrawn from consideration. President Spellings informed me that Alison Morrison-Shetlar has agreed to her request to continue to serve as interim Chancellor. On behalf of the UNC Board of Governors and President Spellings, I thank Alison for her leadership and service. WCU’s future is strong and bright. 
The Board plans to complete an expedited review of the Chancellor search process in an effort to refine and improve it—and we expect to have the process in place in September. 
The Board is committed to working with the President and the Boards of Trustees to identify the most capable and talented candidates to lead our remarkable institutions—and modifications to the Chancellor search process will do just that. Together, we are working to move our institutions—and the System—forward. Thank you.”
UNC Board Of Governors Chair-Elect Announces Committee Assignments PDF Print E-mail
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:50
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.
“This Board is about good governance for the UNC System and greater accountability for the taxpayers of North Carolina,” said Chair-Elect Smith. “We want to make informed decisions and identify solutions for this state—and these committee appointments are a big part of the strategy. I’m also looking forward to the newly created committees tackling big issues like serving our student veterans and our historically minority-serving institutions.”
The UNC Board of Governors is responsible for the planning, development, and overall governance of the state’s public university system. Its 28 voting members are elected by the NC General Assembly for four-year terms.
“This new slate of committee members will further our efforts to implement the Board’s Strategic Plan and meet our shared goals of improving student access and success and ensuring college affordability for all citizens of North Carolina,” said UNC System President Margaret Spellings. “We want to build a college-going culture in this state—and thanks to Chair-Elect Smith’s leadership—we have the right Board members in the right places to make this a reality.” 
The new committee assignments include: 
Committee on Budget and Finance (7 Voting Members)
O. Temple Sloan (Chair)
Robert A. Rucho (Vice Chair)
Carolyn L. Coward (Secretary)
Darrell T. Allison
Thomas H. Fetzer
James L. Holmes, Jr.
W. Marty Kotis, III
Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs (6 Voting Members)
Anna S. Nelson (Chair)
Robert P. Bryan, III (Vice Chair)
M. Ann Maxwell (Secretary)
Walter C. Davenport
Joe T. Knott, III 
Steven B. Long
Bettylenah Njaramba
Committee on Personnel and Tenure (7 Voting Members)
Wendy F. Murphy (Chair)
Kellie Hunt Blue (Vice Chair)
H. Frank Grainger (Secretary)
W. Louis Bissette, Jr.
N. Leo Daughtry
Thomas C. Goolsby
R. Doyle Parrish
Committee on University Governance (7 Voting Members)
David M. Powers (Chair)
J. Alexander Mitchell (Vice Chair)
William A. Webb (Secretary)
Pearl Burris-Floyd
C. Philip Byers
Randall C. Ramsey
Michael L. Williford
Committee on Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance (5 Voting Members)
James L. Holmes, Jr. (Chair)
Thomas H. Fetzer (Vice Chair)
Thomas C. Goolsby (Secretary)
Robert A. Rucho
William A. Webb
Committee on Public Affairs (5 Voting Members)
C. Philip Byers (Chair)
W. Marty Kotis, III (Vice Chair)
Joe T. Knott, III (Secretary)
N. Leo Daughtry
R. Doyle Parrish
Committee on Strategic Initiatives (7 Voting Members)
J. Alexander Mitchell (Chair)
Michael L. Williford (Vice Chair)
Robert P. Bryan, III (Secretary)
Pearl Burris-Floyd
M. Ann Maxwell
Anna S. Nelson
David M. Powers
Bettylenah Njaramba
Committee on Healthcare (5 Voting Members)
O. Temple Sloan, III (Chair)
N. Leo Daughtry (Vice Chair)
Carolyn L. Coward (Secretary)
W. Louis Bissette, Jr.
Randall C. Ramsey
Committee on Historically Minority-Serving Institutions (5 Voting Members)
Darrell T. Allison (Chair)
Steven B. Long (Vice Chair)
Walter C. Davenport (Secretary)
Kellie Hunt Blue
Wendy F. Murphy
Subcommittee on Laboratory Schools (5 Voting Members)
C. Philip Byers (Chair)
Darrell T. Allison
Robert P. Bryan, III
H. Frank Grainger
M. Ann Maxwell
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs (6 Voting Members)
William A. Webb (Chair)
Thomas C. Goolsby (Vice Chair)
R. Doyle Parrish (Secretary)
N. Leo Daughtry
David M. Powers
Michael L. Williford
Constitutional Amendment To Preserve Hunting In Fishing In NC Passes Senate PDF Print E-mail
By Donna Martinez   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:29
In a 44-4 vote, a bipartisan North Carolina Senate passed legislation Wednesday that will let voters choose whether to amend the North Carolina Constitution to safeguard citizens’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. 
If Senate Bill 677 – sponsored by Sens. Danny Britt (R-Robeson), Norman Sanderson (R-Pamlico) and Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) – passes the House of Representatives and becomes law, voters will consider the constitutional amendment on the November 2018 ballot. Twenty-one other states already guarantee this right in their constitutions.
Hunting and fishing are integral parts of North Carolina’s heritage, economy and conservation efforts.  According to the most recent data available, North Carolina sportsmen and women spent $2.3 billion on hunting and fishing in North Carolina in 2011, generating $249 million in revenue and supporting more than 35,000 local jobs. The state issued 1.87 million hunting and fishing licenses in 2016 alone. 
“North Carolinians deserve to have their voices heard when it comes to protecting the hunting and fishing rights that have always been part of our heritage and way of life,” said Britt, Sanderson and McInnis in a joint statement. “We’re confident voters will agree that this amendment will help ensure North Carolina remains a sportsman's paradise for future generations.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:30

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