CHAPEL HILL — Under fire for how the search for a new University of North Carolina system president was selected, UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque resigned his seat on the board Monday.
The Charlotte attorney was named chairman of the board that oversees the 17-campus system last year and was appointed by the General Assembly to his third four-year term on the board in July.
Asheville attorney W. Louis “Lou” Bissette, Jr., who has been vice chairman of the Board of Governors, will become acting chairman until the board can elect a new leader. A 30-day waiting period is required.
Fennebresque’s seat on the board will remain vacant until the state Senate elects a successor to serve out the remainder of his term.