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Busy Day For UNC Board Of Governors

Peter Hans
Nelson Mullins Law Firm
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The UNC system has a new chair for its Board of Governors.

Dave DeWitt: Peter Hans is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and a former advisor to 3 U.S. Senators, most recently Republican Richard Burr. Now, he’s the chair of the UNC system’s Board of Governors, with oversight over all 17 member campuses. Hans represents a political shift on the Board. The job has typically been held by Democrats. UNC System President Tom Ross says politics won’t be a factor moving forward.

Tom Ross: I think the history of the Board of Governors has been a bi-partisan group of people that work together for what’s best for the university. I don’t see that changing at all.

The Board of Governors also took a final vote on creating a four-person task force to review UNC-Chapel Hill’s investigation of academic fraud in its African and Afro-American studies department.

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