MWB Attorney and Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors Lou Bissette Gives Last Chairman’s Report of His Term

MWB Attorney Lou Bissette Received Award of Merit from Asheville School

MWB Attorney Lou Bissette Received Award of Merit from Asheville School


W. Louis Bissette, Jr., of Asheville, NC, was appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and reappointed in 2015 to serve on the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors. His second term will end in 2019.

Bissette currently serves as the chair of the Board of Governors, overseeing the 28-voting member board and supporting the overall progress of its committees and working groups. He has held this position since 2015.

He credits his family – all native North Carolinians who have attended UNC System institutions – for his intimate knowledge of and passion for higher education. He proudly proclaims the UNC System’s excellence, referring to it as the best in the country. He feels his role is to make the University even better than it is today. Guaranteeing access to a quality education and safeguarding its affordability are the two goals he believes will improve the lives of North Carolina’s young adults. Click here to read the UNC System’s full “about” page on Lou.

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Lou Bissette gave his last Chairman’s Report to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Lou’s term as Chairman ends June 30, 2018. His term on the Board of Governors ends next year.

In the video below, Lou talks about the successes and challenges during his term in a sort of state of the union address about the UNC system. There is also a touching and funny acknowledgement of Lou by his board peers and the UNC President Margaret Spellings.



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