Board of Trustees (UNC Charlotte) records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains official minutes of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and records originally held by the Executive Assistant and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees in the Chancellor’s Office. Among these records are correspondence, agendas, endowment fund material, regulations, resolutions, handbooks, reports, retreat documentation, and material concerning the University’s interaction with the University of North Carolina System President and Board of Governors. In addition, there are correspondence and minutes of the various other Board committees and photographs of trustees and of Chancellor’s Dubois’s installation. Other topics covered include commencement, honorary degrees, and the Distinguished Service Award.
Select minutes and agendas are available online from 2015 to present: https://chancellor.uncc.edu/board-trustees/meetings
This collection is divided into the following twelve series, most of which are arranged chronologically: Agendas; Minutes and Accompanying Material; Committees; Resolution and Awards; Appraisals and Reports; Correspondence; Retreats, Conferences, and Other Meetings; Commencement; Trustee Notebooks and Handbooks; University of North Carolina System; Photographs; and Alphabetical Subject Files. Prior to these series are two general files explaining the Board’s role and summarizing its actions from 1972 to 1999.
For more details, see the collection’s Processing Information note and the Scope and Contents note for each series.
- Creation: 1965 - 2010
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Board of Trustees (Organization)
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Prior to 1972 the campuses in the UNC Consolidated University did not have individual boards of trustees. In 1972 higher education in North Carolina was re-organized, and the University of North Carolina expanded to include the “formerly black” campuses. The UNC Board of Governors was established, and the individual campuses set up their own boards of trustees.
For the history of governing trustee bodies over Charlotte College, see the Charlotte College Records (UA0034) and the Charlotte Community College System Records (UA0092).
Board of Trustees Chairs:
Addison H. Reese – July 1972 – June 1977
C. C. Cameron – July 1977 – June 1981
Thomas M. Belk – July 1981 – June 1985
Thomas I. Storrs – July 1985 – June 1989
Russell M. Robinson, II – July 1990 – June 1997
Howard Cary “Smoky” Bissell – July 1997 – June 2005
Malcolm E. Everett, III – July 2005 – June 2007
Ruth G. Shaw – July 2007 – June 2010
Eugene B. Johnson – July 2010 – June 2013
Karen A. Popp – July 2013 –June 2016
Joe L. Price – July 2016 - June 2019
Michael L. Wilson - July 2019 - June 2021
20.432 Linear Feet (46 boxes [41 letter document cases; 4 legal document cases; 1 oversize])
Language of Materials
Files were kept in the physical order in which they were found at the time of processing and/or merging in December 2017. Original file titles were maintained. Intellectually, the files were reordered and grouped into series to create an organized inventory for the finding aid. Processing was done by Olivia Eanes, archival assistant.
- Reese, Addison H. (Addison Hardcastle) (Person)
- Cameron, C. C. (Charles Clifford), 1920- (Person)
- Belk, Thomas M. (Person)
- Storrs, Thomas I. (Person)
- Robinson, Russell M. (Russell Marable), 1932- (Person)
- Bissell, Howard Cary (Person)
- Everett, Malcolm E., III (Person)
- Shaw, Ruth G. (Ruth Gwynn) (Person)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Organization)
- Board of Trustees (UNC Charlotte) records
- Legacy description modified and additions made by Olivia Eanes
- December 2017
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