Event DateEvent Name
02-01-1972Nelson Ferebee Taylor assumed the duties of chancellor. A 1942 graduate of the University, Taylor served as chancellor from 1972 to 1980. A reading room in Davis Library is named for him.
03-02-1972Richard Epps became the first African American student body president at the University. Although campus elections were held on February 29, Epps was not declared the winner until March 2 due to computer problems and a possible runoff.
03-17-1972William Clyde Friday was elected president of the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system). Prior to the creation of the system, he served as president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1972.
07-01-1972Under the Higher Education Reorganization Act of 1971, the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system) expanded to include sixteen institutions.
07-05-1972Newspapers reported the retirement of North Carolina Symphony conductor Benjamin Franklin Swalin, who also had served as a professor of music at the University.
07-07-1972The Board of Governors for the newly formed University of North Carolina (multi-campus system) held its first meeting, which was hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.