Group-portrait-5b-croppedThe Martin Center for Academic Renewal submits the following:

On Monday, January 30 at 12PM, former North Carolina governor James G. Martin and Martin Center president Jenna Robinson will present “The Past and Future of Higher Education Reform in North Carolina.” Martin and Robinson will discuss the changing higher education challenges in North Carolina, how the Martin Center has addressed them, and the Martin Center’s plans for the future. The event, which will take place at the offices of the John Locke Foundation (200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC), is free and open to the public.

James (Jim) G. Martin served as governor from 1985 until 1993, following six terms as a member of the U.S. Congress. As governor, he was known for his interest in higher education. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University in 1960 and taught chemistry at Davidson College for twelve years. During his time at Davidson, Governor Martin shaped higher education policy by designing a curriculum that encouraged independent study and broadened course offerings. In 1983, Martin received the American Chemical Society’s Charles Lathrop Parsons Award for outstanding public service by an American chemist.

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