Darrell Allison said to be leaving UNC Board of Governors

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Darrell Allison has submitted his resignation from the UNC System Board of Governors after serving on the panel since 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.

Requests for comment from UNC System officials and Allison this week were not returned. Allison’s name is no longer listed as a governor on the UNC System website.

Allison is a Kannapolis native and an alumnus of N.C. Central University and UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. In 2018, he became the national director of State Teams and Political Strategy for American Federation for Children, an organization that promotes charter schools and school choice. He previously led Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, another charter and private-school advocacy group.

Allison is chairman of the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force, which is expected to deliver a report in December. The governing board formed the group earlier this year after the George Floyd death in Minneapolis. The group’s mission is to focus on equity in recruitment and academic experiences for students; equity in employee recruitment, hiring, promotion, and leadership opportunities; and maintaining safe, inclusive campuses.

The 24-member Board of Governors oversees the 17-campus UNC System.

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