- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The latest news on legislative demands for North Carolina public university leaders to turn over details of a close-door meeting that resulted in big raises for a dozen top campus executives. All times local.

3:45 p.m.

Governors of North Carolina’s public university system are accepting legislative demands for details of a closed-door meeting that gave big pay raises to a dozen top campus executives.

The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors is turning over details of the private meeting two weeks ago when they gave chancellors at 12 of the state’s 17 campuses raises of up to 20 percent.

Raleigh lawyer Joe Knott opposed the move. He argued he and fellow board members should insulate universities from political pressure.

Knott said a powerful politician made demands that a preferred candidate become the 17-campus system’s next president. Former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings got the job last month.

Knott refused to give details. Spokeswomen for top legislative leaders didn’t respond to a request for comment.

6:50 a.m.

Governors of North Carolina’s public university system are facing pressure over a closed-door meeting that resulted in big pay raises for a dozen top campus executives.

The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors meets Friday to decide whether to release details of the private meeting two weeks ago that led to pay raises of up to 20 percent for chancellors at 12 of the state’s 17 campuses. The board acted after consultants told them the chancellors were underpaid.

The demand from state legislative leaders comes ahead of a meeting Wednesday reviewing the board’s recent actions.

Some faculty members have complained about the raises for chancellors when they say their pay has been stagnant for years.

University faculty and other employees received a $750 bonus but no raises this year.

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