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UNC Releases Minutes from July Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees meetings are not photographed, so here's the UNC pep band reflected in a sousaphone.
Board of Trustees meetings are not photographed, so here's the UNC pep band reflected in a sousaphone.

As part of the September meeting of UNC's Board of Trustees, the minutes of the previous meeting are approved and posted online. And since the July meeting is the one that resulted in the immediate firing of Butch Davis, you'd think they'd be interesting to read.

I'll save you the time; they're not. Davis isn't mentioned. Presumably the discussion that led to his dismissal was one of the closed sessions, "pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Section 143-318.11 (a) (1) (to prevent the disclosure of privileged information under Section 126-22 and the following); and also pursuant to Section 143-318.11 (a) (2), (3), (5), and (6). It's the (6) that's probably important here, as it states:

To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee. General personnel policy issues may not be considered in a closed session. A public body may not consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, appointment, or removal of a member of the public body or another body and may not consider or fill a vacancy among its own membership except in an open meeting. Final action making an appointment or discharge or removal by a public body having final authority for the appointment or discharge or removal shall be taken in an open meeting.

On the bright side, clause 2 of that statute allows a closed session "to prevent the premature disclosure of an honorary degree, scholarship, prize, or similar award." Somebody's getting a prize!

Other than that, it's all committee formation, budgetary updates and facility upgrades. If you still want to read it, here it is (PDF).