From Carolina Journal:

The UNC System Board of governors will hold an emergency meeting Thursday, Nov. 1, to announce the appointment of Dr. William Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the UNC School of Medicine, as interim president of the UNC System, Carolina Journal has confirmed. Roper is expected to begin his tenure as interim president Jan. 1, 2019.

CJ will update this story as more information becomes available.