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Spellings Likes Proposal To Reduce Board Of Governors PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:40
UNC System President Margaret Spellings issued a statement that supports a legislative proposal to reduce the membership of the Board of Governors which oversees the state's 17 campuses. 
 
"The General Assembly’s proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Governors fits with a natural pattern of modern and effective governance and greater operational efficiency. We have the opportunity to find the right balance in governance and accountability—system-level governance should remain focused on broad goals and accountability measures. As we rise to meet the challenges of a growing state and a more complex economy, getting that balance right is more important than ever.
 
"Ultimately, it’s about the people, not the number of them—their vision, expertise, and leadership that will help strengthen public education for the citizens of North Carolina.
 
"Our mission is to create greater opportunity for North Carolina students and families, and we appreciate the legislature’s careful attention to the University’s role in our state."
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017 07:56
 
Fundraising Key Skill For NC Central's Next Chancellor PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:30

Fundraising will be a major skill required from the next chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

 

The search for the successor of Debra Saunders White who died last year after a fight with cancer, has been delayed according to the Durham Herald Sun on the advice from a consultant who suggested the university complete an update of its strategic plan and bolster its fundraising staff.

 

The ultimate decision on who will replace Saunders-White, who died of cancer late in November, is up to UNC system President Margaret Spellings and the system Board of Governors.

 

A search committee will recommend three finalists trustees who will forward their recommendation to the University Of North Carolina University Board Of Governors. The university is being led by interim Chancellor Johnson Akinleye.

 

NC Central hired Diversified Search of Atlanta. Candidates for the job have until april10 to apply. The goal is to have the chancellor’s job filled by the fall semester.

 

N.C. Central, located in Durham, has 8,096 students,  78 percent of those are undergraduates according to the Herald sun. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017 07:57
 
Elon University President Will Step Down PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 February 2017 12:54
Elon University President Leo M. Lambert has informed the Board of Trustees that he will step down as president. The board has launched a search for Elon’s ninth president and Lambert will remain in office until his successor is in place.
 
After a sabbatical year dedicated to writing, Lambert will continue service to Elon as president emeritus and professor, and will be available to the new president to primarily support the university’s advancement and alumni engagement offices.
 
“I believe this is an ideal time for a transition in Elon’s presidency,” Lambert said. “We are completing the final objectives of the Elon Commitment strategic plan and making great progress on the leadership phase of the ‘Elon Leads’ comprehensive fundraising campaign, with a public launch scheduled for 2018. In recruiting a new president at this time, we can ensure continuity of leadership for these key initiatives, as well as anticipate the creation and implementation of the university’s next strategic plan. This will allow Elon to continue to make progress on many fronts as we build a distinguished and distinctive university.
 
“I expect that 2017 will be an exciting time at Elon,” Lambert said. “We have important goals to pursue and much to accomplish in the months ahead. This will be a year of hard work, anticipation and celebration of our shared achievements.”
 
Lambert has served as Elon’s president since January 1999. 
Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 15:27
 
Greensboro College Receives Largest Gift In Its History PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 February 2017 11:11
Greensboro College, one of the state's older private institutions of higher education, has received the largest gift in its history. 
 
The Greensboro News and Record reports that Walter and Dennie Newton of Bahama will donate $6 million from their estate as part of the colleges $15 million fund raising campaign. The Newtons co-chair of “GC2020: Uniquely Focused,” campaign which has already raised $13 million. 
 
The money will be spent of four major areas: scholarships; faculty and staff salaries; academic programs as as capital improvements. 
 
The Newtons have been connected to Greensboro College for decades. His ties to the college date to the 1920s, when cousins of his mother’s attended here. His mother graduated from the college in 1943 and later served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees.
 
Walter has served on the college's board since 1995. He has chaired the board since 2011, a period during which the college has emerged successfully from a financial and related accrediting crisis that came to a head during the Great Recession.
 
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
 
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.
 
 
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