North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed the Connect NC Bond, which will bring a new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG’s campus. Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr issued the following statement:

We are pleased and grateful that the citizens of North Carolina voted yesterday to approve the Connect NC bond referendum. Its resounding passage will allow for much needed investments in the people and future prosperity of our great state.

I’d like to extend my personal gratitude to all those who worked tirelessly to educate our voting populace about the bond package and its importance to our state, community and campus. We also were fortunate to have a number of community partners step forward and advocate on our behalf. This demonstration of support is heartening and is indicative of the crucial role that our public university system plays in North Carolina.