ELIZABETH CITY — Randy Ramsey, the chairman of the UNC Board of Governors said Thursday that it was inappropriate for board member Tom Fetzer to initiate a personal investigation of Dan Gerlach, the former interim chancellor of East Carolina University.

The board should consider “consequences” against Fetzer, Ramsey said.

“I don’t think it’s appropriate for any board member to operate outside the board,” he said. “We all have governance policies in place, and we should follow those policies. We certainly should consider consequences.”

Fetzer hired lawyer Peter Romary to investigate the night Gerlach was out drinking in Greenville. Romary’s investigation was separate from the board’s investigation by the Womble Bond Dickinson law firm.

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