Tom Ross http://wunc.org en UNC System President Tom Ross Talks Higher Education http://wunc.org/post/unc-system-president-tom-ross-talks-higher-education <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px"><p></p><p></p><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.northcarolina.edu/">UNC System</a>, made up of 17 educational institutions, has seen a reduction in funding over the last several years. Some universities are eliminating positions to try to make up the difference. And tuition hikes place a greater burden on students.&nbsp; UNC System President <a href="http://www.northcarolina.edu/president/index.htm">Tom Ross&nbsp; </a>addressed the budget problems in North Carolina in a conversation with host Frank Stasio on WUNC&#39;s The State of Things.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:05:38 +0000 Frank Stasio & Laura Lee 23556 at http://wunc.org UNC System President Tom Ross Talks Higher Education Veterans Affairs Chief Visits UNC http://wunc.org/post/veterans-affairs-chief-visits-unc <p>The UNC System hosted the federal government’s top Veterans Affairs official yesterday. V.A. Secretary Eric&nbsp;Shinseki met with UNC leaders to discuss expanding higher education opportunities for military veterans.&nbsp;</p><p>Several UNC system schools have long and proud histories of educating military veterans. And as General&nbsp;Shinseki pointed out, veterans have a lot to offer the universities and the state of North Carolina as students and employees.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:56:25 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17012 at http://wunc.org Veterans Affairs Chief Visits UNC UNC BOG Likely To Change Finanical Aid Policy http://wunc.org/post/unc-bog-likely-change-finanical-aid-policy <p>Last spring, the UNC system voted to allow campuses to once again raise tuition. As part of the last several rate hikes, schools were mandated to set aside at least 25 percent of new tuition revenue for need-based financial aid for low-income students.<br><br>But the UNC Board of Governors will soon decide whether to change that rule. Some Republican members of the Board say the set aside is a “hidden tax” on students who pay full tuition.<br><br>The debate over funding need-based financial aid appears to have a political bent.<br> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 1790 at http://wunc.org Busy Day For UNC Board Of Governors http://wunc.org/post/busy-day-unc-board-governors <p>The UNC system has a new chair for its Board of Governors.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>Peter Hans is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and a former advisor to 3 U.S. Senators, most recently Republican Richard Burr. Now, he’s the chair of the UNC system’s Board of Governors, with oversight over all 17 member campuses. Hans represents a political shift on the Board. The job has typically been held by Democrats. UNC System President Tom Ross says politics won’t be a factor moving forward.<br> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2314 at http://wunc.org Busy Day For UNC Board Of Governors UNC Board Approves Tuition Increases http://wunc.org/post/unc-board-approves-tuition-increases <p>The UNC Board of Governors voted today to allow member schools to raise in-state student tuition by an average of 8.8 percent next year. They did so as around 100 protestors disrupted the meeting, banged on walls, and shouted their disapproval. One protestor was arrested.<br><br>Today's scene was the culmination of the stress caused by dwindling resources for public higher education. And as Dave DeWitt reports, the vote to increase tuition was a compromise no one is happy about.<br> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3275 at http://wunc.org UNC Board Approves Tuition Increases Bowles Out, Ross In At UNC http://wunc.org/post/bowles-out-ross-unc <p>Erskine Bowles is spending his last few days as president of the UNC system. Tom Ross takes over in January.</p><p>The Erskine Bowles Era was defined in his first few years by streamlining the 17-campus UNC system -&nbsp;and then, in the final years, because of the recession, fighting for dwindling resources.</p><p>Tom Ross takes over for Bowles at a time when those resources are likely to be at an all-time low. Ross was, most recently, the President of Davidson College. He says he hopes to have has much success courting state legislators as Bowles did:</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:35:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11381 at http://wunc.org