The Board of Visitors has combined its state and local efforts and added federal relations to create its current Government Relations Committee. The committee responds to the need for ongoing communication with federal, state and local leaders. Members address key University issues as they are affected by public policy. The committee builds on the strong relationships many board members already have with local, state and federal decision makers. This group also works to foster new relationships. Members are the first contacted when Carolina needs assistance with important legislative issues. Most importantly, members educate lawmakers to enable them to thoughtfully consider Carolina’s education, research and public service roles and goals. The committee works with other University constituents and supporters to advance the higher education and research cause. Local members stay informed about town and gown matters and help communicate the goals of the University to the local community.
- Mal Watlington, Chair
- Ashton Clemmons, Vice Chair