Under the Dome

Senate elects new UNC Board of Governors members

The state Senate has just elected eight members to the UNC Board of Governors.

They are: William M. Kotis, III of Summerfield, a commercial real estate investor and restaurateur with Kotis Properties, Inc.; Scott Lampe of Davidson, vice president and chief financial officer for Hendrick Motorsports; Steven B. Long of Raleigh, a tax attorney and partner with Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein; Joan G. MacNeill of Webster, a retired entrepreneur and nurse; Therence O. Pickett of Greensboro, vice president, general counsel and secretary at Volvo Group North America and Mack Trucks, Inc.; Robert Sterling Rippy of Wilmington, the owner and president of Jungle Rapids; Harry Leo Smith, Jr. of Greenville, chief executive officer of Flanders Corporation; John Craig Souza of Raleigh, president and chief executive officer of the N.C. Health Care Facilities Association.

The House is in recess, but a vote count on its slate is under way. So far no current board members have been reappointed; Souza is a former board member and vice chair.

Today's election assures that the UNC system's governing board will be dominated by Republicans.


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The new UNC board. Shocking, that's what it is, shocking!

This reminds me of the scene from the movie, "Caddyshack," when the caddies got to use the country club pool for the day.

I am sure the good ol' boy network at UNC is reeling like when the "barbarians were at the gate."

Wonder if these guys know the rule about not wearing white after Labor Day?


Given the complete silence and lack of curiosity from the old BOG over the 16 year academic fraud at unc, I'll say it's about time.

No surprise here.

No surprise here.

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