At the September 4, 2014 Board of Trustees Educational Quality and Fiscal Affairs Committee, information was presented regarding the statewide concern surrounding buildings named in honor of former Governor Charles B. Aycock.   The Committee requested that a university committee be established to review this matter and report its findings to the Board of Trustees University Advancement Committee for their consideration at a future meeting.


The Aycock Committee is responsible for:

  • Exploring the historical connection between Charles B. Aycock and UNCG
  • Monitoring the progress of other campuses considering renaming (ie. ECU, UNC-CH)
  • Researching the process followed by institutions that have faced similar controversies
  • Providing opportunities for engaging the campus community on the issue
  • Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding options


The Aycock Committee is charged by Chancellor Brady and functions under the purview of the University Advancement Committee of the UNCG Board of Trustees.


Membership on the Aycock Committee is based on appointment by constituent leadership.

Term of Service

The Aycock Committee has been charged to serve until the tasks above have been completed. The Committee will provide an initial report of its findings in preparation for the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may request additional service from this committee as needed.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held bi-weekly beginning Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Date of Charge

January 28, 2015.