Broad Will Retire, Join Carolina Faculty
Molly Broad has announced her decision to leave her post as president of the UNC System at the nd of the 2005-06 academic year. But she
won't be leaving Chapel Hill.
Broad, 64, has served as the head of the 16-campus sys-
tem since 1997. In a letter she wrote to UNC System
Board of Governors Chair Brad Wilson on April 6, Broad
detailed her decision to retire.
"In the belief that the University is now well-posi-
tioned and prepared for change, I am sharing my plans well
in advance to provide ample time for the Board of Gover-
nors to launch a search and bring a successor into office,"
Broad wrote in the letter."The University of North Car-
olina is in a strong, healthy condition, and I an1. con£dent
that it is well-positioned for this coming transition."
Broad's retirement won't carry her away from Chapel
Hill. Though no official announcement has been made,
Broad is expected to assume a position on the faculty of
Carolina's School of Government.
"She will join us after she retires," said Thomas Thorn-
burg, senior associate dean with the School of Govern-
ment."We have not been in contact with her since her
retirement announcement. But there was an announce-
ment last year that when she left her job, there would be a
position available here for her."
Thornburg said he thinks Broad will take a year of
research leave between the time she retires and joining
the school's faculty.
Last year, Carolina's Board of Trustees approved a five-year
teaching term for Broad at the School of Government as a
"professor of the practice," indicating a nontenured profes-
sional who teaches fiom career expertise. The action formal-
ized an oral promise made when she accepted the presidency
of the system, and it will allow her to earn 60 percent of her
current $312,000 salary, or about $187,200. The money will
come fiom the UNC System. After five years, the UNC
System will continue to pay halfof the salary for the profes-
sorship, regardless of whether Broad continues to teach.
During a news conference in April, Broad said she
finds the possibility of a teaching position exciting.
"The prospect of going to a professorship is one I
greet with great enthusiasm," she said.
In her letter to Wilson, Broad said she still has a lot
to accomplish before she leaves office.
"My work here is far from finished, and we have
much important University work to accomplish together
in the months ahead;' she wrote. One of her priorities will
be "ensuring that the $2.5 billion UNC bond program
enters the homestretch positioned for a strong finish."
A search committee made up of 13 members of the
Board of Governors has been selected, and it scheduled
four public hearings across the state in May to solicit
input on what kind ofleader the system should have.
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BOG Raises Out-of-state Tuition, Approves Higher Athletics Fee Increase
The UNC System Board of Gover- nors is sticking by a tuition freeze for in-state students for 2005-06,
but it is raising the rate on non-North
Carolinians. In-state tuition will remain at
$3,205 per year; out-of-staters will pay
$700 more, or $17,003.
The UNC Board of Trustees had rec-
ommended a $200 increase for residents
and $950 for nonresidents.
There was another surprise on the stu-
dent fee that supports varsity athletics
when the BOG voted in mid-March. In
January, the trustees had reconU11.ended
approval of a $50 increase in the $98.50 fee
that covers athletics operating budgets and
nonrevenue sports coaches' salaries. The
reconul1.endation included an additional
$100 increase in the fee for the following
year. The fee hike request was an 11th-
hour addition worked out days before the
trustees meeting, bypassing the usual stu-
dent review process.
The BOG doubled the trustees' request,
approving a $100 increase for the fee for
The athletics department has said that
the fee increase is needed to boost coaching
salaries among UNC's nonrevenue sports
and to provide for renovation of some exist-
ing athletics facilities. Athletics officials also
have cited higher scholarship costs in recent
years, pushed up by tuition increases dating
from 2000. Many ofUNC's scholarship ath-
letes are out-of-state students, and the ath-
letics department says rising costs to meet
those scholarship conunitrnents no longer
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