The Board of Trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill will soon have a bigger say in who gets hired in high-level positions. 

At a meeting on Thursday, trustees agreed the board will now sign off on new hires for senior academic and administrative officials.

As part of the change, board members will receive more information related to salaries and job descriptions.

The News & Observer reports the changes were proposed by board chairman Dave Boliek based on a directive from the UNC System's governing board.

Boliek said the new information will give trustees what amounts to "a framework and a context for budgeting” when it comes to long-term, high-salaried faculty positions.

Trustees also discussed a 2 percent tuition increase for undergraduate out-of-state students for the next academic year. Housing and dining costs may also rise.

Those proposals will need to be approved by the school's Board of Governors.

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