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Description of the UNC System

Each constituent institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System (UNC System) is headed by a chancellor. The Chancellor is vested with complete executive authority, subject to the direction of the President of the UNC System. The Chancellor is responsible for carrying out policies of two governing boards: the UNC System's Board of Governors and the University's Board of Trustees. The Chancellor also makes recommendations to the President regarding academic program development, personnel matters (subject to policies of the Governors and Trustees), and budget development. The Chancellor maintains wide discretion in decision-making with regard to student affairs (subject to policies of the governing boards) and other aspects of the administration of the University, as provided under the General Statutes of North Carolina, the Code of the Board of Governors, and the Code of the Board of Trustees.

The President, elected by the Board of Governors, is the chief administrative and executive officer of the UNC System. The President has complete authority to manage the affairs and execute the policies of the UNC System and its sixteen constituent institutions, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Governors. The President is charged with the responsibility for nominating chancellors for each of the UNC system's campuses for appointment by the Board of Governors.

President of the UNC System:

Margaret Spellings
UNC General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
P. O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Phone: (919) 962-1000

The President's office is located in the University of North Carolina building in Chapel Hill. The  President presides over the seventeen campuses of the UNC System through the Chancellor of each campus.