UNC leaders quicken pace to replace Ross as system head

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CARY, N.C. (AP) – The committee looking for a new president of North Carolina’s public university system is picking up its pace as it looks for a successor by the end of the year.

The 11-member search committee meets Wednesday in Cary. It met four times last week and nine times in the last month.

They need to find a replacement for Tom Ross, who is being pushed out of the job next year by university governing board members who said they wanted a change.

The full 32-member Board of Governors next meets on October 30. Gov. Pat McCrory has until the end of that day to decide whether to accept or veto a law requiring the search committee to offer three finalists to the entire governing board rather than the top candidate.

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