Campbell: Higer education vacancies

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In 1930, Governor O. Max Gardner commissioned the Brookings Institution, a private non-partisan think-tank, to come up with suggestions “to promote increased efficiency and economy in the conduct of the governmental affairs of the State.” They recommended and we consolidated the existing three public universities into one system. Governor Luther Hodges asked Dallas Herring, chair of the State Board of … Read More

Brookings Plan – NC History Project

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The Brookings Plan was a collection of reforms proposed by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank. Searching for economic solutions to the state’s financial problems, Governor O. Max Gardner commissioned the plan shortly after the onset of the Great Depression. The Great Depression threatened to bankrupt North Carolina. Tax revenues had collapsed, leaving the government unable to pay … Read More