Thomas Ross named president of U. of North Carolina system
The Charlotte Observer
August 26, 2010
Once again, the University of North Carolina is poised to name as its new leader a native son with deep ties to the state's political establishment.
This morning the UNC system's Board of Governors is expected to name Thomas Ross, the current president at Davidson College, to succeed Erskine Bowles as the leader of the 17-campus system.
Ross, 60, worked extensively as a Superior Court judge and directed a major charitable organization before taking over at Davidson three years ago. He is set to be named to the UNC post at a hastily called "emergency" board meeting at 11a.m. in Chapel Hill, according to five people familiar with the search process.
Bowles will step down after five years leading the system.