Tar Heel Network

Competitive faculty salaries and state-of-the-art facilities are critical for The University of North Carolina to retain its world-class ranking and to preserve the value of your Carolina diploma. The Carolina Alumni-sponsored Tar Heel Network supports the University’s goals and priorities through advocacy with legislators.

Since its inception in 1983, the Tar Heel Network has been actively involved in the passage of capital bond initiatives and the protection/preservation of the University’s overhead receipts. It also has helped deflect the passage of punitive budget proposals and has advocated with state legislators for appropriations that would permit UNC to become competitive in faculty salaries with California, Michigan, Virginia and UCLA.

The Tar Heel Network sponsors an Annual Legislative Reception to provide an opportunity for state opinion leaders to express the importance of the University to them and to North Carolina to members of the state’s General Assembly.

More on the Tar Heel Network

Who’s in the Legislature:

Task Force Report, Jan. 1989

Related articles from the Carolina Alumni Review:

Handbook and Task Force Reports

Read the Tar Heel Network 1983-2022 handbook (PDF)

Read the 1989 Task Force report (PDF) and the 1997 summary of action taken (PDF).

Please note that since that 1997 Task Force update re: #12 – During Margaret Spellings’ UNC System Presidency, she administratively embraced and implemented referencing “The University of North Carolina System.”

Also, re: 1997 #14 – With the arrival of James Moeser as Carolina’s 8th chancellor in 2000, in accordance with policies of the Association of American Universities, Carolina’s chancellor has regularly represented The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at AAU meetings.  (The University of North Carolina became the second Southern university invited into membership of the AAU – in 1924.)