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The Code, Board of Trustees

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • (September 1972)
  • (Revised September 1987)
  • (Amended April 1992)
  • (Revised September 2, 1999)
  • (Revised February 6, 2003)
  • (Revised August 4, 2003)

Chapter One

Establishment, Incorporation, and Composition of the University of North Carolina

Section 100. Constitutional Establishment.

The General Assembly shall maintain a public system of higher education, comprising The University of North Carolina and such other institutions of higher education as the General Assembly may deem wise. The General Assembly shall provide for the selection of trustees of The University of North Carolina and of the other institutions of higher education, in whom shall be vested all the privileges, rights, franchises, and endowments heretofore granted to or conferred upon the trustees of these institutions. The General Assembly may enact laws necessary and expedient for the maintenance and management of The University of North Carolina and the other public institutions of higher education (North Carolina Constitution, Art. IX, Sec. 8).

Section 101. Incorporation and Corporate Powers.

The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina [1] shall be known and distinguished by the name of "The University of North Carolina" and shall continue as a body politic and corporate and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal. It shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive, and possess all moneys, goods, and chattels that shall be given for the use of the University, and to apply the same according to the will of the donors; and by gift, purchase, or devise to receive, possess, enjoy, and retain forever any and all real and personal estate and funds, of whatsoever kind, nature, or quality the same may be, in special trust and confidence that the same, and the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use and purpose of endowing the University, and shall have power to receive donations from any source whatever, to be exclusively devoted to the purposes of the University, or according to the terms of donation.

The corporation shall be able and capable in law to bargain, sell, grant, alien, or dispose of and convey and assure to the purchasers any and all such real and personal estate and funds as it may lawfully acquire when the condition of the grant to it or the will of the devisor does not forbid it; and shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued in all courts whatsoever; and shall have power to open and receive subscriptions, and in general may do all such things as are usually done by bodies corporate and politic, or such as may be necessary for the promotion of learning and virtue. (See G.S. 116-3)

Section 102. Composition of the University.

The University of North Carolina shall constitute a single, multicampus university composed of the following constituent institutions: [2]

  • Appalachian State University,
  • East Carolina University,
  • Elizabeth City State University,
  • Fayetteville State University,
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,
  • North Carolina Central University,
  • North Carolina School of the Arts,
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh,
  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville,
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
  • The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, [3]
  • The University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
  • Western Carolina University, and
  • Winston-Salem State University.

Section 103. Equality of Opportunity in the University.

Admission to, employment by, and promotion in The University of North Carolina and all of its constituent institutions shall be on the basis of merit, and there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Chapter Two

The Board of Trustees

Section 200. Membership.

200 A. Initial Membership.

Commencing July 1, 1972, and continuing thereafter until June 30, 1973, the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall consist of members elected, appointed, or designated as provided for by State law. (See G.S. 116-31(b)) [4],

200 B. Subsequent Membership.
  1. Effective July 1, 1973, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall have a Board of Trustees composed of thirteen persons chosen as follows: (i) eight elected by the Board of Governors, (ii) four appointed by the Governor, and (iii) the president of the student government, ex officio. (See G.S. 116-31(d))
  2. The Board of Governors, in electing trustees to serve terms commencing July 1, 1973, shall designate four persons for four-year terms and four for two-year terms; and the Governor, in making appointments of trustees to serve terms commencing July 1, 1973, shall designate two persons for four-year terms and two for two-year terms. In every odd-numbered year after 1973, the Board of Governors shall elect four persons to the Board of Trustees and the Governor shall appoint two persons to such board; and the term of office of all such elected or appointed trustees (excluding ex officio trustees) shall be four years, commencing on July 1 of such odd-numbered year. (Compare G.S. 116-31(e) and (f))
  3. From and after July 1, 1973, whenever any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Board of Trustees among those appointed by the Governor, it shall be the duty of the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees to inform the Governor of the existence of such vacancy, and the Governor shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired term, and whenever any vacancy shall occur among those elected by the Board of Governors, it shall be the duty of the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees to inform the Board of Governors of the existence of the vacancy, and the Board of Governors shall elect a person to fill the unexpired term. Whenever a member shall fail, for any reason other than ill health or service in the interest of the State or nation, to be present for three successive regular meetings of a Board of Trustees, his place as a member shall be deemed vacant. (See G.S. 116-31(j))
  4. From and after July 1, 1973, any person who has served two full four-year terms in succession as a member of the Board of Trustees shall, for a period of one year, be ineligible for election or appointment to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro board but may be elected or appointed to the board of another institution. (See G.S. 116-31(g))
  5. From and after July 1, 1973, no member of the General Assembly or officer or employee of the State or of any constituent institution or spouse of any such member, officer or employee shall be eligible for election or appointment as a trustee. Any trustee who is elected or appointed to the General Assembly or who becomes an officer or employee of the State or of any constituent institution or whose spouse is elected or appointed to the General Assembly or becomes such officer or employee shall be deemed thereupon to resign from his membership on the Board of Trustees. (See G.S. 116-31(h))
200 C. Dual Membership Prohibited.

No person may serve simultaneously as a member of the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Board of Governors. Any trustee who is elected or appointed to the Board of Governors shall be deemed to have resigned as a trustee effective as of the date that his term commences as a member of the Board of Governors. (See G.S. 116-31(i))

Section 201. Officers.

201 A. Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.

At the first meeting after June 30 of each year, the Board of Trustees shall elect from its membership a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Secretary. (See G.S. 116-32)

201 B. Assistant Secretary.

The Board of Trustees may also elect an Assistant Secretary from among the members of the Chancellor's staff. Copies of all minutes, papers, and documents of a Board of Trustees may be certified by its Assistant Secretary with the same force and effect as though such certification were made by the Secretary of such board.

Section 202. Meetings and Bylaws.

202 A. Meetings.

The Board of Trustees shall hold not fewer than three regular meetings a year and may hold such additional meetings as may be deemed desirable. (See G.S. 116-32)

Regular Meetings.

A calendar of regular meeting dates for the Board of Trustees will be established and publicized in June preceding the academic year. Notice concerning the time and place for the individual meetings will be mailed to each member of the Board by the Assistant Secretary approximately ten days in advance of the meeting date.

Special Meetings.

Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called at discretion of the Chair and shall be called by the Assistant Secretary upon the written request of not fewer than four members of the Board. A special meeting called by the Assistant Secretary shall be held within twenty days of receipt by the Assistant Secretary of the fourth written request for such special meeting. A notice specifying the time and place of a special meeting of the Board of Trustees shall be mailed by the Assistant Secretary to each member of the Board of Trustees at least ten days in advance of the meeting date; but notice of three days may be given by telephone or telegraph when, in the judgment of the Chair, an emergency exists. Any matter of business relating to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro may be considered at a special meeting of the Board, except that:

  1. The Board in special session may not revoke, alter, or amend any order, resolution, or vote done, made or adopted at any regular meeting, unless that action is voted for at the special meeting by two-thirds of the authorized membership of the Board of Trustees; in the absence of such two-thirds affirmative vote, any order, vote, resolution, or other act done, made, or adopted at a special meeting that is contrary to or at variance with any order, vote, resolution, or other act done at a previous regular meeting shall be null, void, and of no effect.
  2. The Board in special session may not act on matters that have been specifically reserved by the Board at a regular meeting for action only at regular meetings of the Board, unless the special session, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the authorized membership of the Board, shall overrulethis limitation on action.
202 B. Agenda.
  1. A copy of the agenda for each regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and, insofar as is practicable, copies of all reports and other materials to be presented to the regular meeting as a part of the agenda, shall be mailed by the Assistant Secretary to each member of the Board approximately ten days in advance of the regular meeting. If practicable, a copy of the agenda for each special meeting of the Board of Trustees shall be mailed to each member of the Board in advance of the special meeting.
  2. The agenda for a regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees shall be prepared by the Chancellor in consultation with the Chair.
  3. The provisions of this Section 202 B. shall not be construed to prohibit any member of the Board of Trustees from requesting consideration by the Chair, at any regular or special meeting, of any item not on the agenda of a regular or special meeting of the Board.
202 C. Conduct of Business.
Quorum.

A quorum for the conduct of business by the Board of Trustees shall consist of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board.

Presiding Officer.

The Chair shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside. In the absence of the Vice Chair, a presiding officer shall be elected by and from the membership of the Board of Trustees.

Power to Vote.

All members of the Board of Trustees may vote on all matters coming before the Board for consideration, but no member may vote by proxy.

Rules of Order.

Except as modified by specific rules and regulations enacted by the Board of Trustees, Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition) shall constitute the rules of parliamentary procedure applicable to all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees.

202 D. Minutes.
  1. The Assistant Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Board of Trustees; shall file and preserve all minutes, papers, and documents pertaining to the business and proceedings of the Board; shall be custodian of all records of the Board; and shall attest the execution by the Chair of all legal documents and instruments of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  2. The minutes of a regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees shall be included in the agenda for the succeeding meeting. The minutes of a meeting of the Executive Committee shall be mailed for information purposes to each member of the Board and shall be included in the agenda for the succeeding meeting of the Executive Committee.
202 E. Keeping Board of Governors Informed.

The Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees shall keep the Board of Governors, through the Secretary of the University, fully and promptly informed concerning activities of the Board of Trustees, including notice of any changes in the membership of the Board, or in its committee structure or bylaws, notices of meetings, and a copy of the minutes for all meetings.

202 F. Closed Session.

All meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be open to the public unless, consistent with the requirements of State law, a meeting is closed to the public by majority vote of a quorum of the Board membership.

202 G. Amendments and Suspensions of Code Provisions.

Any provision of this Code (except those required or governed by the Code of the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina or by statutory or constitutional provisions) may be amended or suspended at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees, for that meeting, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the authorized membership of the Board.

Section 203. Powers and Duties.

203 A. General Powers and Duties.

The Board of Trustees shall promote the sound development of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro within the functions prescribed for it, helping it to serve the people of the State in a way that will complement the activities of the other institutions and aiding it to perform at a high level of excellence in every area of endeavor. The Board of Trustees shall serve as adviser to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and shall also serve as adviser to the Chancellor concerning the management and development of the institution. (See G.S. 116-33)

203 B. Other Powers and Duties.

The Board of Trustees shall have the following duties and powers as delegated by the Board of Governors (Action of the Board of Governors, July 7, 1972):

  1. Academic Administrative, and Head Coach Personnel.
    1. Appointment and Compensation.
      1. The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on the recommendation of the Chancellor shall approve personnel actions as follows:
        1. conferral of tenure.
        2. appointments and reappointments of head athletic coaches.
        3. appointments, promotion, compensation, and retreat rights for the Provost and all Vice Chancellors.
        4. establish salary ranges for Deans and other similarly situated administrators that are not included in the annual Board of Governors' study establishing salary ranges. (Includes Tier I Senior Academic and Administrative Officer positions: all Deans, University Librarian, University Counsel, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Assistant to the Chancellor.)
      2. The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has delegated to the Chancellor the authority to approve personnel actions as follows:
        1. appointments and reappointments of faculty.
        2. appointments and reappointments of EPA nonfaculty.
        3. promotions and salary adjustments of personnel in the above categories (a) and (b).
        4. establish salary ranges within different disciplines based on relevant data and fix the compensation for all faculty positions with permanent tenure.
        5. appoint and fix the compensation for faculty awarded the designation of Distinguished Professors (those positions which are funded in part by the Board of Governors' Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund).
        6. appoint and fix the compensation (salary and non-salary) of Deans and other similarly situated administrators that are not included in the Board of Governors' study establishing salary ranges, (Includes Tier I Senior Academic and Administrative Officer positions: all Deans, University Librarian, University Counsel, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Assistant to the Chancellor.)
        7. award compensation from non-state sources consistent with policies established by the Board of Governors.
        8. leaves of absence.
    2. Discharge or Suspension.

      Subject to regulations of the Board of Trustees and consistent with applicable policies of the Board of Governors, all discharges or suspensions of faculty members and administrative personnel, other than those subject to the State Personnel Act, shall be effected by the Chancellor. A discharged or suspended employee shall have such rights of appeal from the action of the Chancellor as may be prescribed by the University Code, policies of the Board of Governors, or regulations of the Board of Trustees.

    3. Personnel Policies.

      The Board of Trustees may adopt personnel policies not otherwise prescribed by State law, the University Code, or policies of the Board of Governors, for personnel in all categories of University employment.

      The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall give equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, military veteran status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation to all persons otherwise qualified. (See G.S. 126-16)

    4. Chancellor Selection.

      In the event of a vacancy in the Chancellorship, the Board of Trustees shall establish a search committee composed of representatives of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, the student body, and the alumni. Upon the establishment of the search committee, the Chair of the Board and the President shall jointly establish a budget and identify staff for the committee.

      The search committee shall make a preliminary report to the President, through its chair, when the committee is preparing a schedule of interviews of those persons it considers to be the final list from whom it anticipates the Trustees' nominees will be chosen, and the President will be given an opportunity to interview each of these candidates.

      The Board of Trustees, following receipt of the report of the search committee, shall recommend at least two names for consideration by the President in designating a nominee for the Chancellorship, for approval by the Board of Governors.

  2. Academic Program.

    The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for ensuring the institution's compliance with the educational, research, and public service roles assigned to it by the Board of Governors, either by express directive or by promulgated long-range plans of the Board of Governors.

  3. Academic Degrees.

    Subject to authorization by the Board of Governors of the nature and general content of specific degree programs which may be offered, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall determine whether an individual student shall be entitled to receipt of a particular degree. No appeal from such decision shall lie beyond the Board of Trustees, unless it is alleged that the decision was violative of an established policy of the Board of Governors.

  4. Honorary Degrees, Awards and Distinctions.

    The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for approving the names of all individuals on whom it is proposed that an honorary degree or other honorary or memorial distinction be conferred by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, subject to such policies as may be established by the Board of Governors.

  5. Budget Administration.

    The Board of Trustees shall advise the Chancellor with respect to the development of budget estimates for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and with respect to the execution and administration of the budget, as approved by the General Assembly and the Board of Governors.

  6. Property and Buildings.

    The Board of Trustees shall be responsible, subject to policies of the Board of Governors and all legal requirements relative to the construction of state-owned buildings, for the following matters concerning campus capital construction projects which have been approved by the Board of Governors and authorized by the State of North Carolina: (1) the selection of architects or engineers for buildings and improvements requiring such professional services; (2) the approval of building sites; (3) the approval of plans and specifications; and (4) the final acceptance of all completed buildings and projects.

    The Board of Trustees shall be responsible to the Board of Governors for preparing and maintaining a master plan for the physical development of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, consistent with the total academic and service mission of the institution as defined and approved by the Board of Governors.

    Any proposal involving the acquisition or disposition by the institution of any interest in real property shall be recommended by the Board of Trustees and must be approved by the Board of Governors; provided, that if the proposal involves an interest in real property which is valued at less than $50,000, the Board of Trustees may authorize such transaction and proceed to obtain the necessary approvals from appropriate State officials and agencies, without first obtaining the approval of the Board of Governors; and provided, further, that the Board of Governors, under circumstances which it considers appropriate and following notice from it to the Board of Trustees, may take action necessary to effect the acquisition or disposition of an interest in real property which is related to or which affects the institution, without receipt of a recommendation from the Board of Trustees. The value of an interest in real estate shall, with respect to a lease, be deemed the annual rental thereof. The Board of Trustees is authorized to delegate to the Chancellor the power to authorize for the institution the acquisition or disposition by lease of interests in real estate valued at less than $25,000, subject to any necessary approval from State officials and agencies.

  7. Endowments and Trust Funds.

    Subject to applicable provisions of State law and to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees shall be responsible for the preservation, maintenance, and management of all properties, both real and personal, funds and other things of value which, either separately or in combination, constitute all or any part of the authorized endowment or trust funds, either currently in existence or to be established in the future, for the benefit of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (See G.S. 116-11(2); 116-12; 116-36; 116-36.1; 116-36.2; 116-36.3)

  8. Admissions.

    Subject to such enrollment levels and minimum general criteria for admission as may be established by the Board of Governors, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall establish admissions policies and resolve individual admission questions for all schools and divisions within the institution. No appeal concerning an individual admission case shall lie beyond the Board of Trustees, unless it is alleged that an established policy of the Board of Governors or a law or constitutional provision of North Carolina or of the United States has been violated in the admission-evaluation process at the campus level.

    Admission to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall be on the basis of merit, and there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

  9. Tuition, Fees, and Deposits.
    1. General Authority of Boards of Trustees.

      The Board of Trustees shall cause to be collected from each student, at the beginning of each semester, quarter, or term, such tuition, fees, and other amounts necessary to pay other expenses for the term, as have been approved by the Board of Governors. (See G.S. 116-11(7) and G.S.116-143)

    2. Tuition and Fee Deposits.

      The Board of Trustees shall require the payment of such advance deposits, at such times and under such conditions, as may be required by State law or by the Board of Governors. (See G.S. 116-143)
    3. Application Fee.

      The Board of Trustees shall require the payment of such nonrefundable application fees, in connection with each application for admission, as may be required by State law or by the Board of Governors. (See G.S. 116-143)

    4. Acceptance of Obligations in Lieu of Cash.

      Subject to policies prescribed by the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees shall establish regulations concerning the acceptance of obligations of students, together with such collateral or security as may be deemed necessary or proper, in lieu of cash, in payment of tuition and fees. (See G.S. 116-143)

    5. Fee Recommendations.

      Subject to policies prescribed by the Board of Governors, each Board of Trustees, in consultation with the Chancellor, shall recommend to the President the amounts to be charged at the constituent institution for Applications, Athletics, Health Services, Student Activities, Educational and Technology, Retirement of Debt Incurred for Capital Improvements Projects Authorized by the General Assembly, Course, and Special Fees. In carrying out this responsibility, each Board of Trustees and the Chancellor shall ascertain that the benefits of the activity or service are commensurate with the recommended fee which is required to support the activity or service. Recommended fees should be consistent with the philosophy set forth in the North Carolina Constitution which states that the benefits of The University of North Carolina should be extended to the people of the State free of expense, as far as practicable.

  10. Student Financial Aid.

    All scholarships and other forms of financial aid to students which are limited in their application to or are supported from sources generated by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall be administered pursuant to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees and subject to the terms or any applicable laws and to policies of the Board of Governors.

  11. Student Services.

    The Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of the Chancellor, shall determine the type, level and extent of student services (such as health care, athletic programs, and counseling) to be maintained for the benefit of students at the institution, subject to general provisions concerning types and levels of student services as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors.

  12. Student Conduct, Activities, and Government.

    Under such policies as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor shall be responsible for the regulation of student conduct, the approval of organized, institutionally-recognized student activities, and the definition of roles and functions of any institutionally-recognized system of student self-government and student participation in the governance of any aspect of the institutional programs and services. No appeal concerning such activities shall lie beyond the Board of Trustees, unless it is alleged that the policy, action or decision being appealed violates any law or constitutional provision of North Carolina or of the United States, the University Code or policies of the Board of Governors.

  13. Intercollegiate Athletics.

    Subject to such policies as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor shall be responsible for the establishment and supervision of the institution's program of intercollegiate athletics.

  14. Traffic and Parking Regulations.

    The Board of Trustees shall have and exercise such authority as is conferred by State law on the Board of Governors for the regulation of traffic and parking and for the registration of motor vehicles operated on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (See G.S. 116-44.3 and 116-44.4) The Chancellor shall be responsible to the Board of Trustees for enforcement of all regulations adopted for traffic and parking regulation and vehicle registration.

  15. Campus Security.

    Subject to applicable provisions of State law and such policies as may be adopted by the Board of Governors or the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor shall be responsible for the maintenance of campus security.

  16. Auxiliary Enterprises, Utilities, and Miscellaneous Facilities.

    Pursuant to applicable provisions of State law and policies of the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees shall have authority and responsibility for the adoption of policies applicable to the control and supervision of campus electric power plants and water and sewer systems, other utilities and facilities (See G.S. 116-35), and child development centers (See G.S. 116-38(a), (b), and (c)).

Section 204. Committees.

204A. Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees shall consist of five members -- two elective and three officers of the Board of Trustees, ex officio, with the Chair of the Board of Trustees serving as Chair of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall act for the full Board in interim periods on all matters of interest to the Board, including approval of appropriate academic and administrative appointments.

204B. Standing Committees.

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee will consider items and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action on issues within the purview of Academic Affairs, including the award of undergraduate and graduate degrees, regulations governing the administration of student financial aid funded from sources generated by the campus, and personnel issues related to appointments, promotions, compensation, and disciplinary matters.

Business Affairs Committee

The Business Affairs Committee will consider items and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action on issues within the purview of Business Affairs, including the following areas: fiscal matters; physical plant, auxiliary services, and child care centers; property and buildings; campus security; and traffic and parking.

Information Technology Management Flexibility Subcommittee of the Academic Affairs and Business Affairs Committees.

The Information Technology Management Flexibility Subcommittee will consider items and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action on issues within the purview of Information Technology Services. These will be policies and rules governing the planning, acquisition, implementation, and delivery of information technology and telecommunications, including: security and encryption standards; software standards; hardware standards; acquisitions of information technology consulting and contract services; disaster recovery standards; and standards for desktop and server computing, telecommunications, networking, video services, personal digital assistants, and other wireless technologies; and other information technology matters that are necessary and appropriate to fulfill the teaching, educational, research, extension, and service mission of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee will consider items and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action on issues within the purview of Student Affairs and other student-related matters, including policies governing student conduct, student activities, student government, and intercollegiate athletics.

University Advancement Committee

The University Advancement Committee will consider items and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for action on issues within the purview of University Advancement, including the award of honorary degrees and special honors, and promotion of the sound development of the institution.

Grievance Appeals Committee

The Grievance Appeals Committee will hear disciplinary appeals in student conduct cases, will consider appeals from the Chancellor's decision on discharge or imposition of serious sanctions against a faculty member, and will consider appeals by faculty, staff, or students from decisions of the Chancellor if the grievance is based on a policy, rule, or regulation of the Board of Trustees.

204C. Special Committees.

The Board of Trustees may establish special committees as it deems necessary. Special committees may be established (and their duties prescribed) by vote of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Trustees at any regular or special meeting of the Board. The titles, membership, and procedures of special committees shall be determined either by majority vote of the Board of Trustees or, at the direction of the Board, by the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Special committees created by the Board shall cease to exist when their functions have been discharged; however, every special committee shall cease to exist one year after the date of its creation, unless continued by affirmative action of the Board of Trustees.

Chapter Three

Officers of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Section 300. Election of Officers.

300 A. Chancellor and Staff.
  1. The Board of Governors shall elect, on nomination of the President, the Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and fix the Chancellor's compensation. The President's nomination shall be made from a list of not fewer than two names recommended by the Board of Trustees. (See G.S. 116-11(4))
  2. The Board of Governors shall, on recommendation of the President and of the Chancellor, appoint and fix the compensation of all vice chancellors, senior academic and administrative officers, and persons having permanent tenure. (See G.S. 116-11(5))

Section 301. Chancellor of the University.

301 A. General authority.

The Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro shall be the administrative and executive head of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Chancellor shall exercise complete executive authority therein, subject to the direction of the President, and shall be responsible for carrying out policies of the Board of Governors and of the Board of Trustees. (See G.S. 116-34(a))

301 B. Relation of the Chancellor to the Board of Governors and the President.
  1. It shall be the duty of the Chancellor to keep the President, and through the President the Board of Governors, fully informed concerning the operations and needs of the institution. Upon request, the Chancellor shall be available to confer with the President or with the Board of Governors concerning matters that pertain to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (See G.S. 116-34(c)) As of August 1 of each year the Chancellor shall prepare for the Board of Governors a detailed report on the operation of the institution for the preceding year. (See G.S. 116-34(a)) The Chancellor shall make such additional reports to the President or the Board of Governors as the President or the Board of Governors may require.
  2. The Chancellor shall make recommendations for development of the educational programs of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (See G.S. 116-34(d)) and shall serve as general adviser to the President, and through the President the Board of Governors, with respect to all programs and activities of the institution.
  3. The Chancellor shall be responsible to the President for the administration of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, including the enforcement of the decisions, actions, policies, and regulations of the Board of Governors applicable to the institution.
  4. Subject to policies prescribed by the Board of Governors and by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor shall make recommendations for the appointment of personnel within The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (See G.S. 116-34(d)) With respect to all personnel matters, including appointments, promotions, removals, and compensation for the institution's academic, administrative, and other staffs, which are required to be acted upon by the Board of Governors, the Chancellor shall make recommendations to the President.
  5. The Chancellor shall present to the President all matters concerning the institution which are to be considered by the Board of Governors or any of its committees. In accordance with prescribed administrative procedures uniformly applicable to all institutions, the Chancellor shall participate in the development of the proposed budget of The University of North Carolina.
  6. The Chancellor shall be the official medium of communication between the President and all deans, heads or chairs of departments, directors, and all other administrative officers, faculty members, students, and employees.
301 C. Relation of the Chancellor to the Board of Trustees.
  1. It shall be the duty of the Chancellor to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees and to be responsible for keeping the Board of Trustees fully informed on the operation of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and its needs. (See G.S. 116-34(b)) The Board of Trustees may convene in closed session, consistent with State law and policy.
  2. As of August 1 of each year, the Chancellor shall prepare for the Board of Trustees a detailed report on the operation of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for the preceding year. (See G.S. 116-34(a)) The Chancellor shall also submit such additional reports to the Board of Trustees as may be deemed wise or as the Board may require. The Chancellor shall seek the counsel of the Board of Trustees concerning the affairs of the institution.
  3. The Chancellor shall be responsible to the Board of Trustees for enforcing all policies, rules, and regulations of the Board of Trustees.
  4. The Chancellor shall be the official medium of communication between the Board of Trustees and all individuals, officials, agencies, and organizations, both within and without the institution.
301 D. Relation of the Chancellor to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  1. Subject to policies established by the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees, or the President, the Chancellor shall be the leader of and the official spokesperson for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and shall promote the educational excellence and general development and welfare of the institution. The Chancellor shall define the scope of authority of faculties, councils, committees, and officers of the institution; and all projects, programs, and institutional reports to be undertaken on behalf of the institution shall be subject to the Chancellor's authorization and approval.
  2. The Chancellor shall be a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and shall have the right to preside over the deliberations of any legislative bodies of the faculties of the institution.
  3. Subject to any policies or regulations of the Board of Governors or of the Board of Trustees, it shall be the duty of the Chancellor to exercise full authority in the regulation of student affairs and in matters of student discipline in The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In the discharge of this duty, delegation of such authority may be made by the Chancellor to faculty committees and to administrative or other officers of the institution, or to agencies of student government, in such manner and to such extent as may by the Chancellor be deemed necessary and expedient. With respect to matters of student discipline, it shall be the duty of the Chancellor to secure to every student the right of due process and fair hearing, the presumption of innocence until found guilty, the right to know the evidence and to face witnesses testifying against the student, and the right to such advice and assistance in the student's own defense as may be allowable under the regulations of the institution as approved by the Chancellor. In those instances where the denial of any of these rights is alleged, it shall be the duty of the President to review the proceedings.

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Footnotes
  1. In Chapter 116 of the General Statutes, the University is referred to as "the University of North Carolina"; whereas, in Article IX of the North Carolina Constitution, the University is referred to as "The University of North Carolina." Consistent with the principle that the Constitution takes precedence over the General Statutes, the latter designation is used throughout this Code.
  2. Effective July 1, 1972 (See G.S. 116-4)
  3. Name changed from Pembroke State University effective July 1, 1996
  4. If any vacancy should occur on the Board of Trustees during the year beginning July 1, 1972, the Governor may appoint a person to serve for the balance of the year. (See G.S. 116-31(c))