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UNC Board of Governors elects first woman to chair

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CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has elected the first woman in its history to lead the university system board. Hannah D. Gage is a retired Wilmington broadcast executive. She will start her two-year term on July 1. The board said that government relations consultant Peter Hans of Raleigh was elected vice chairman and Roper Mayor Estelle "Bunny" Sanders was re-elected secretary. Gage is founder and the former owner of Cape Fear Broadcasting Co. She was first elected to the board in 2001. She is a native of Fayetteville and a 1975 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Board of Governors makes policy for and oversees the 16-campus university system. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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