Faculty Staff Institute at N.C. A&T to Kick Off 2019-20 Academic Year

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 14, 2019) – The 2019-20 academic year at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will begin with the annual Faculty Staff Institute at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in Harrison Auditorium.

The event is the first official day back to campus for university faculty and staff and celebrates the beginning of the academic year with a campus-wide gathering filled with inspiration, motivation and information.  

In keeping with tradition, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. will deliver a state of the campus address, sharing last years’ successes, current status and a road map for the upcoming year, focusing on this year’s institutional theme, “Mission to S.P.A.C.E.: Creating a Student-Centered University (Students Performing in an Advanced Competitive Environment). The theme challenges faculty and staff to reimagine, reinforce and strategically construct a dynamic and challenging environment that cultivates and produces competitive students.  

“Houston We Have a Challenge,” will be delivered by keynote speaker, Muktha Jost, Ph.D., N.C. A&T vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness and liaison to the South Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The 2019-20 year culminates a decade of growth, success, momentum, a standard of excellence and a multiplicity of goals met under Martin’s leadership.  

Following the institute and lunch in Williams Dining Hall, afternoon sessions in the respective colleges will focus on college and departmental meetings.

** Media credentials are available by contacting Tiffany S. Jones, director of media relations, at (336) 256-0863 or via email at tsjones@ncat.edu.