Who’s in the running to be UNC system president? We could know soon


CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – The list of final candidates for the UNC System president search could be made public.

An approved amendment from Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake, to a bill placing tighter term limits on University of North Carolina Board of Governors members would require the board to make more public its current search for a system president.

The amendment would require that the names of the three finalists and their credentials be made public at least two weeks before the board selects a president. There would have to be at least one public board meeting to discuss the finalists, and the candidate would need the votes of a majority of board members to get the job.

A search committee is currently considering a successor to President Tom Ross. Ross announced he was stepping down last year after being asked to resign by the board of governors.

The bill still needs additional House and Senate votes to get final General Assembly approval.
The board of governors will meet SAS Tuesday at 6 p.m.

WNCN contributed to this article.

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