Campbell: Higer education vacancies


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 Education, to develop a plan for industrial education centers. In 1963, Herring helped consolidate those centers and six community colleges into our Community College system, initially governed by the State Board of Education, but in 1979 by a separate Community College Board. Governor Bob Scott initiated the 1971 Higher Education Reorganization Act, placing the 16 junior and senior colleges and universities into the University of North Carolina System, with one governing board.

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