Today is a good day for university transparency. For the first time, the UNC system are live-streaming the Board of Governors meeting on its website, here.
This is a welcome and helpful change to longstanding problem at Board meetings—lack of public access. As I wrote here, “UNC Board of Governors meetings are hard to navigate for the uninitiated, such as a member of the public. The committee rooms are small, spread out, and poorly labeled. All the people who attend the meetings seem to know each other. Finding a place to sit in the boardroom often means arriving an hour before the meeting begins. And if you don’t get a seat, you’re out of luck.”
The Pope Center has recommended streaming the Board meetings for many years. We’re glad that UNC has finally acted on that recommendation.
Kudos to president Spellings for her leadership and to everyone at the System and the Board for making it happen.