UNC board selects new chairman to replace Harry Smith
Randy Ramsey, head of a boat building company in Beaufort, is the UNC Board of Governors' new chairman, replacing outgoing board chairman Harry Smith.Posted — Updated
Ramsey said his goal is to “continue what (Smith) has started.” Smith responded that he is “looking forward to getting behind you."
Murphy and Ramsey were the only candidates for the two board positions, and the board went into closed session after the elections. It’s unclear what they discussed, but there are a number of tumultuous issues in the system right now, including the fate of East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach.
The board's Tuesday morning meeting was via conference call. None of the members was present at the system offices in Chapel Hill.
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