On the road

Monday, April 4, 2016

Over the past two months Chancellor Everts and other university leaders traveled across the state speaking to various stakeholders about the Connect NC bond referendum March 15.

North Carolina voters voted to approve a proposed $2 billion bond referendum. More than $980 million of the bond revenues will fund improvement and expansion projects across the University of North Carolina system, including $70 million earmarked for the new Beaver College of Health Sciences facility on our campus.

Health, wellness and safety is not an insular issue but one that extends far beyond Appalachian and its communities. Any examination of the issues surrounding health and wellness reminds us of the dire need for health care professionals who can serve on campuses, in our rural communities and in our cities.