In response to the people who have expressed their objection to the recent appointment of Mr. Orson Scott Card of Greensboro to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, UNC-TV offers the following points of clarification. It is important to understand that the composition of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees is established by state statute, and the members are appointed by either elected public officials or by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. There are 22 members. These are unpaid volunteer positions, and the board serves in an advisory capacity. The UNC Board of Governors is the actual governing board of UNC-TV.
Mr. Card has been appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina State Senate.
There have always been board members with diverse opinions and backgrounds on the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, and the membership of the board is always changing. What has not changed is UNC-TV’s commitment to its mission of providing excellent public television programming for all the citizens of North Carolina.
from Facebook, 9/10/13