ncIMPACTIn response to the ever-evolving challenges and critical policy questions facing our state, the School has developed an applied public policy initiative called ncIMPACT. This nonpartisan research, data, and analysis tool helps address such vital concerns as health, education, economic development, criminal justice, public finance, and the environment. Supporting ncIMPACT with the necessary funding will ensure that the highest quality information is made widely available to state and local decision-makers as they tackle complex public issues.
Center for Public Leadership and GovernanceBecause public leadership demands a complex set of skills, we are funding the creation of a Center for Public Leadership and Governance to house all leadership and management programs within the School. Certainly, there are other organizations that offer leadership training; the School’s unique strength is our understanding of the particular leadership challenges of public institutions. This center will offer comprehensive resources for research and instruction as well as provide services to public officials at every level of government and within the judiciary.
Expanding NC Judicial CollegeThe North Carolina Judicial College, one of the most valuable services we provide our state, is unique in being university-based and faculty-run. Funding for the Judicial College will allow for the development of a more robust curriculum and structure that will better serve all judicial officials, from magistrates and clerks to North Carolina Supreme Court Justices.
Kannapolis, North Carolina, was once a booming mill town in the state’s Piedmont region. Cannon Mills, one of the world’s largest producers of sheets and towels, propelled that boom.