UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees will meet
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in UNC Asheville's
Ramsey Library Red Oak Conference Room. The meeting is open to the
public. However, portions of the meeting may be held in closed
session under the provision of the North Carolina Open Meetings Act.
The board will gather for a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and
convene its meeting at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from Board Chair Al
Whitesides. Committee and program reports will follow, including
those from audit, alumni and development, finance and real property,
academic affairs, external relations, athletics, personnel and
student affairs. The board will also hear a presentation on the
North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness.
At 10:30 a.m. the board will recess to the lawn behind Ramsey
Library for the University's dedication of the A.C. Reynolds Green.
A life-long resident of Western North Carolina, Reynolds' career in
education spanned more than 50 years, during which time he served as
superintendent of two public school systems and as the president of
three colleges, including UNC Asheville's predecessor institution.
His vision led to the founding of Buncombe County Junior College in
1927, the original predecessor institution of UNC Asheville.
The board will reconvene in the Red Oak Room at 1 p.m. to hear brief
remarks by UNC President Erskine Bowles. Closed session will
immediately follow. At 2:15 p.m. trustees will hold an open
discussion on the Asheville HUB Project's technology cluster,
followed by a presentation on global climate change. UNC Asheville
Chancellor Anne Ponder will give remarks at 4 p.m. The meeting will
adjourn at 5 p.m.
The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees has 13 members; eight are
appointed by the UNC Board of Governors and four are appointed by
the governor. The UNC Asheville Student Government Association
president, who is elected by the student body, also sits on the
board. The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees promotes the sound
development of the University and serves as advisor to the Board of
Governors and the chancellor.
For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Office of the Chancellor