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Search Governance

The legal authority to elect chancellors at the constituent institutions is established by state law, while further guidelines and parameters for chancellor searches have been set forth in The Code and UNC Policy Manual.

Relevant laws and policies include:

  • G.S. 116-11(4) — grants the authority to elect a constituent institution’s chancellor to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina (UNC Board of Governors), upon the recommendation of the UNC System president.
  • UNC Policy on Delegation of Duty and Authority to Boards of Trustees (100.1 Appendix 1) — outlines that the UNC Board of Governors delegates to the board of trustees the responsibility and authority to establish a search committee, in consultation with the president, as well as details on the search committee membership and requirements for the search processes.
  • UNC Policy on Chancellor Searches and Election (200.8) — sets out roles of the board of trustees, the chancellor search committee, the president, and the UNC Board of Governors.
  • UNC Policy on Senior Academic and Administrative Officers (300.1.1) — provides that the appointment of a chancellor is made by the UNC Board of Governors upon recommendation of the president.