UNC to hold public forums on presidential search

The search for a UNC system president is under way, and here’s your chance to weigh in on the qualities, skills and experience needed in the next leader.

A UNC Board of Governors committee will host four regional forums to hear public input in the search for the next president of the 17-campus UNC system, who will succeed outgoing UNC President Tom Ross.

Here is the schedule:

▪ May 26 – 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center.

▪ May 27 – 7 p.m. at East Carolina University’s East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville.

▪ May 28 – 7 p.m. at N.C. Central University’s Mary Townes Science Complex in Durham.

▪ June 1 – 7 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s Harris Alumni Center.

More detailed information about each forum is available online at Each session will be streamed live and archived on the website. Participants may comment via social media (#uncsearch) or via text to 919-590-3630.

You can complete an electronic survey at (through May 22) or email feedback to the board’s leadership statement committee at