Meetings

February 10, 2023 (Special Meeting)

This meeting has been canceled.

February 10, 2023

1:00 p.m.

Meetings begin in the following order:

University Affairs Committee*

Full Board Special Meeting*

Zoom Videoconference Hosted in 105 South Building

*Some of the business of the Board is authorized by the N.C. Open Meetings Law to be conducted in closed session. 

Meeting Overview January 2023


Civility pledge 

Another highlight of our January meeting was the Board of Trustees’ unanimous, voluntary adoption of a resolution pledging to treat each other with respect and decorum while discussing often routine matters and sometimes contentious policies. We hope to set an example of civility for other members of the University community in how we treat each other, demonstrating we can disagree (even strongly) without being disagreeable.  In essence, the point is to debate the position, not the person. The pledge says:

“To help foster the free exchange of ideas necessary to the search for truth, I pledge to treat all students, faculty, staff, and our entire University community with respect, dignity, courtesy, and generosity of spirit. I acknowledge the value of varying backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and opinions among the members of our diverse University community. We are all fallible – and each of us born equally worthy. I commit humbly to the unending pursuit and advancement of knowledge, understanding, wisdom, acceptance, and mutual support as fellow Tar Heels first and last.” 

You can read the full Resolution on the Promotion of a Collegial Atmosphere here.

 

Photo of Trustees at the conference table with beige and white background signing pledge at the January 23, 2023 Board Meeting.

Trustees sign civility pledge. L-R: Davis, Preyer, Turner, Boliek, Patel (signing), Jones, Vann, White (Photo: Trustee Bryan)

 

Photo of document with Trustees' signatures on white letter size paper with blue and black ink and black background.

Photo: UNC/Jon Gardiner


Meeting Materials


Achievements

BOT Accomplishments

University Achievements

  • — For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Chapel Hill as the best value among America’s public universities, the nation’s fifth-best public university, and its 29th-best university overall.
  • — The University’s football team moved into the top 25 national rankings.
  • — The University’s men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in national preseason polls, while senior big man Armando Bacot was selected to multiple preseason All-America teams and tabbed as the preseason ACC Player of the Year.
  • — The University’s women’s basketball team was ranked #12 in preseason polls.
  • — The University fields the nation’s No. 1 field hockey team and No. 2 women’s soccer team.

January 25-26, 2023 (Regular Meeting)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 a.m.

Committee Meetings begin in the following order:

Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management Committee*
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

Budget, Finance, and Infrastructure Committee
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

11:45 a.m.
LUNCH BREAK

1:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings begin in the following order:

External Relations Committee*
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

University Affairs Committee*
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

Strategic Initiatives Committee
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

5:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns

6:00 p.m.
Board of Trustees Dinner

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 a.m.

Full Board Meeting*
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn

Resolution on the Promotion of Collegial Atmosphere

Resolution in Support of School of Civic Life and Leadership

Resolution on Protecting Student Constituency Representation at the Board of Trustees Meetings

 

 

A livestream for the full board meeting is located here – https://youtu.be/TUXGreh9YgE

*Some of the business of the Board is authorized by N.C. Open Meetings Law to be conducted in closed session.*

Meeting Overview November 2022


2022 Davie Awards

The UNC-CH trustees honored four graduates with prestigious William Richardson Davie Awards, which recognize extraordinary service to the University or society.

The 2022 recipients are:

Valerie Sheares Ashby of Baltimore,’88, ’94 (Ph.D.), an esteemed teacher, researcher, and university administrator.
W. Lowry Caudill of Durham, ’79, a revered leader in science, business, and philanthropy.
William “Bill” A. Keyes IV of Washington, D.C., ’75, ’18 (Ph.D.), who has long combined his passion for education and public service to inspire others.
Richard A. Vinroot of Charlotte, ’63, ’66 (LLB), a widely respected attorney and politician noted for his public service.

 

Chair David Boliek presenting framed Davie Award to Valerie Sheares Ashby with lavender background.

Trustees Chairman David Boliek presents the Davie Award to Valerie Sheares Ashby

 


Meeting Materials

 


Carolina’s research funding keeps rising

Thanks to strong leadership, UNC-CH once again ranks 10th for federal funding and 13th overall in national research rankings for public and private universities.

During fiscal year 2020-2021, Carolina increased its annual research expenditures to $1.2 billion across all fields, with federal awards accounting for $748 million. This represents an increase of $46 million over fiscal year 2020.

“We are thrilled to retain our ranking as one of the top research institutions in the nation,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Penny Gordon-Larsen. “And while much of our research is funded through federal sources, it is sustained with investment by the General Assembly, in addition to federal sponsors that allows our research to thrive, making a difference not only in the lives of North Carolinians, but also in our state’s economy.”

Research at Carolina employs over 11,000 North Carolinians in projects that touch all 100 of our state’s counties. Expenditures on research activity represent new revenue for North Carolina’s gross state product, and spending on research supports more than 3,000 businesses across the state.

Research awards and expenditures are the most common measurements of research activity for universities — both of which exceed $1.2 billion at Carolina. The University’s year-to-year growth in research awards typically forecasts an even greater volume of research expenditures in the coming years.

At today’s UNC-CH, the future is ever brighter.


Achievements

BOT Accomplishments

University Achievements

  • — For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Chapel Hill as the best value among America’s public universities, the nation’s fifth-best public university, and its 29th-best university overall.
  • — The University’s football team moved into the top 25 national rankings.
  • — The University’s men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in national preseason polls, while senior big man Armando Bacot was selected to multiple preseason All-America teams and tabbed as the preseason ACC Player of the Year.
  • — The University’s women’s basketball team was ranked #12 in preseason polls.
  • — The University fields the nation’s No. 1 field hockey team and No. 2 women’s soccer team.