NCCU: Mission-driven to serve as an engine of opportunity

By Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D. Chancellor North Carolina Central University DURHAM – The start of the 2017-2018 academic year at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) marks another milestone for the institution. As we enter our 107th year, NCCU stands firm on a strong foundation of achievement as the nation’s first publicly-supported liberal arts college for… READ MORE

How university startups deliver an economic boost to North Carolina

How university startups deliver an economic boost – and improve lives – in North Carolina communities By JUDITH CONE Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill If the State of North Carolina was actively recruiting a company promising to bring 8,000 good jobs with revenues of $10… READ MORE

“That’s fine with us.”

FAYETTEVILLE – Fayetteville State University Chancellor James Anderson dismisses any suggestion that there’s something wrong with starting out at a community college. “One of the misperceptions about the relationship between a community college and a four-year institution is that they’re competing,” Anderson says in the accompanying video.  “In actuality, that’s not the case. “They’re a… READ MORE

Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research

By Jeff Braden Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences NC State University President Trump’s budget proposes to dramatically reduce or altogether eliminate federal funding for social science research, primarily through cuts to the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has challenged critics… READ MORE

UNC Strategic Plan: Measuring progress at FSU

By Chancellor James A. Anderson Fayetteville State University FAYETTEVILLE – The University of North Carolina, of which Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a proud constituent institution, recently unveiled Higher Expectations, the Strategic Plan that will chart the course of the system for the next five years. The UNC Strategic Plan incorporates five meta-goals and encourages… READ MORE

Investing in North Carolina’s best and brightest

By DR. TODD ROBERTS Chancellor North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics DURHAM (April 7, 2017) – The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics grew out of a simple conviction on the part of state policymakers: that North Carolina’s students are as bright and capable as any in the world. Give them the opportunity… READ MORE

UNC Charlotte Chancellor: Access and opportunity for every deserving student

By PHILIP L. DUBOIS CHARLOTTE – Founded just 70 years ago to educate veterans returning from World War II, what is today known as UNC Charlotte remains committed to its original mission to provide access to the benefits of higher education for every deserving student. The 278 veterans who enrolled in the Charlotte Center of the… READ MORE