In the 18 months since the Coalition for Carolina was formed, more than 22,000 people have joined our email and social media networks.
We are alumni, friends, family, faculty, students, staff and supporters of the University. Many of us live in North Carolina, and others live in Utah, Maine, Florida, New York, other states, and overseas.
Check out a partial list of our supporters here: https://coalitionforcarolinafoundation.org/
We are Republicans, Independents and Democrats.
We want what is best for Carolina.
Yet, one member of the UNC Board of Trustees continues to attack us on Twitter, on Facebook and in paid newspaper ads.
He claims that our coalition’s “sole purpose is to try to convince North Carolinians that Republican-appointed trustees are hell-bent on destroying the university.”
He is wrong.
What we want is for members of the Board of Trustees – whatever their party or ideology – to put Carolina first.
We want the trustees to embrace and work within the shared governance model that has served Carolina for decades.
We want trustees to advocate for adequate faculty compensation and badly needed repairs and renovations.
We want the trustees to protect tenure – and academic freedom.
We want the trustees to protect Carolina’s accreditation.
We want the trustees – and politicians in Raleigh – to stop meddling in the University’s day-to-day workings.
We want the trustees to stop ambushing the Chancellor and faculty with poorly conceived, ideologically driven new departments and schools.
We want good governance and a spirit of cooperation among trustees, the administration, faculty, students and, yes, alumni.
That spirit is the Carolina Way.
It serves the University far better than shrill partisanship.
Let’s put partisan politics last and Carolina first.