The University of North Carolina Tomorrow Commission will guide the University’s initiative to determine how the 16-campus system can best meet the needs of North Carolina and its people over the next 20 years. The Commission, a blue-ribbon group including business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders from across the state, is charged with learning what the people of North Carolina need from their University and making related recommendations to the Board of Governors.
During the course of the initiative, Commission members and staff will
• Assess current and future challenges facing North Carolina over the next 20 years;
• Travel the state visiting UNC campuses and meeting with regional leaders in different sectors and industries to discuss evolving challenges facing North Carolina;
• Identify potential responses UNC might make to those challenges; and
• Help devise a long-term plan that will position UNC to remain demand-driven, proactive, and responsive consistent with the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Faculty from across the University will provide research and advice to the Commission through a Scholars Council.