N.C. A&T Board of Trustees Support Connect NC Bond

N.C. A&T BOARD OF TRUSTEES SUPPORT CONNECT NC BOND

In a special called meeting of the North Carolina A&T State University Board of Trustees, the board voted unanimously to support the Connect NC bond referendum.

On Dec. 7, the board met via teleconference to discuss and adopt a resolution to endorse the $2 billion bond referendum for statewide infrastructure that will appear on the March 15 ballot.

The bond includes projects across 77 of the state’s 100 counties with a bulk of the funds going to support construction, renovation and repair projects across the UNC System and community colleges.

N.C. A&T’s share of the funds would pay for a $90 million engineering-research facility to accommodate the innovative research being conducted by students and faculty members on campus.

This is the largest bond proposal since the successful $3.1 billion higher education bond campaign in 2000 – the last time a bond issue was voted on statewide.