Greensboro’s Degrees Matter! initiative, spearheaded in part by UNCG, recently garnered attention in a business column that ran in the Raleigh News & Observer. In their column, Christopher Gergen, CEO of Forward Impact, and Stephen Martin, a director at Greensboro’s Center for Creative Leadership, singled out Degrees Matter! as “the most ambitious effort in the state” to draw citizens who attended college but did not complete degrees back into the classroom. Changing dynamics will demand a more credentialed workforce. About 70,000 working-age residents in Guilford County began but did not finish degrees; the goal is to ensure that 40,000 more people have a post-secondary degree by 2025. UNCG’s Office of Undergraduate Studies has played an active role Degrees Matter! from the early planning stages.