CHAPEL HILL – As part of its efforts to operate more transparently, the UNC Board of Governors will now hold regular public comment sessions in conjunction with its meetings to provide members of the University community and the public an opportunity to share concerns and present issues related to the UNC system.

The first public comment session will be held May 27, 2016, following the Board’s regular meeting at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill. The session will begin in Room 128 at 1:00 p.m., or 30 minutes after the meeting adjourns, whichever is later. A panel of Board members will be on hand to hear speakers’ comments and concerns, which will later be shared with the full Board for consideration and appropriate referral. Each comment session will last approximately an hour and accommodate up to 15 speakers.

All individuals wishing to address the Board panel must register in person at the sign-in table just prior to the public comment session.  Speakers must limit their public comments to three minutes, but are welcome to submit more extensive written statements or information. The Board facilitator will adhere strictly to the three-minute time limit, and speaker comments should address subjects under the purview of the Board of Governors.

Reserved seating will be provided for the 15 registered speakers and up to three wait-list alternates. The general public and members of the media are encouraged to attend. Public comment sessions will not be broadcast or live-streamed.

For more information, visit or  contact Joni B. Worthington at (919) 962-4629 or


Friday, May 20, 2016

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