UNC_old_wellCARY—The committee looking for a new president of the state’s public university system is picking up the pace.

The 11-member search committee is meeting Wednesday in Cary. They have met nine times in the last month with hopes of finding a successor for Tom Ross by the end of the year.  The full, 32-member board of governors is expected to meet on Oct. 30.

Gov. McCrory has until the end of that day to accept or veto a law requiring the search committee to offer three finalists to the entire board rather than a top candidate.