Dec. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
Dec. 5, 2017
Min Yang ’15 has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. The innovative master’s degree program...Read More
Peter D. Hans ’91, has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the UNC System Board of Governors. Hans, whose term begins July 1, is completing his second term as the board’s vice chair.
Cary businessman Frank Grainger was elected vice chair, and Cary businesswoman Ann B. Goodnight was elected board secretary.
First elected to the Board of Governors in 2003, Hans previously chaired the board’s public affairs committee and board task forces examining the cost of college textbooks and relations with the community college system. He also served on the University of North Carolina Tomorrow Commission and the 2005 and 2010 presidential search committees. Prior to joining the BOG, he completed a six-year term on the State Board of Community Colleges, serving as vice chair and chair of the policy committee. He works as a senior policy adviser for the Raleigh law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough,
Grainger founded Wilmington-based Fair Products Inc. and was a founding director of the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina. After serving three previous terms on the BOG (1997-2009), he was re-elected to the board in 2011 and currently serves on the public affairs committee.
Elected to the Board of Governors in 2007, Goodnight is director of community relations at SAS in Cary and currently serves on the educational planning, policies and programs committee.