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PRICE STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF TOM ROSS

January 16, 2015
Press Release

Chapel Hill -- Congressman David Price (NC-04) released the following statement about the resignation of UNC System President Tom Ross.

"I am shocked and troubled by the news that Tom Ross has been asked to resign as President of the UNC System by its Board of Governors. He has done an outstanding job shepherding our state’s greatest educational asset through a tumultuous period and preparing its students for continued excellence in spite of serious financial constraints.

"Tom is a personal friend, and I know him to be a man of great integrity and vision. I am baffled by the Board’s decision to forgo his leadership at such a critical point in the UNC System’s history and concerned about the signal it sends regarding our state’s commitment to higher education."