State of the University Address hosted at UNCW

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Education, progress, and success were just some of the topics discussed at the State of the University Address Tour at UNCW Wednesday afternoon.

Dozens filled the Lumina Theater as the University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings went over her efforts to strengthen the university system across our state.

Three major topics discussed that need to be worked on, economic mobility, accountability, and the role of fostering civic discourse.

Spellings said North Carolina is one of seven states that does not have a set of educational attainment goals.

That is something she is working to change with an effort called ‘My Future NC.’

“It’s an effort for us to really think about our system broadly from Pre-K through the workforce. And make some connections, eliminate the friction, so that our students can get in and get out. And they can do it conveniently and affordably,” Spellings said.

During the address, Spellings also highlighted UNCW’s great reputation for graduation and recruitment rates among transfer students. An accomplishment UNCW’s Chancellor Zito Sartarelli has been working on.

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