Leadership lecture series concludes April 29 with former N.C. Governor Jim Hunt

The final program in the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 with former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. A reception is set for 6:15 p.m., with the program to follow at 7 p.m., at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro. Details...

The first four-term
governor in state history (1977-1985, 1993-2001), Hunt led efforts to improve the
state’s schools, enhance the quality of teaching and
provide programs for children to achieve early educational
success. Hunt’s Smart Start program for
pre-kindergarten children provides quality healthcare,
childcare and family support for each child who needs it. The
program has gained national recognition and received the
prestigious Innovations in American Government Award from the
Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government
at Harvard University.

A nationally-renowned leader in the area of education, Hunt
has devoted a significant portion of his career to the
improvement of teaching in the nation’s schools. He
served on the Carnegie Task Force, which created the National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards and has served on
the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education.
He founded and served as chairman of the National Commission
on Teaching and America’s Future at Stanford
University, and is chairman of the National Center for Public
Policy and Higher Education.

Hunt founded The James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for
Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Institute for Emerging
Issues at North Carolina State University. He has received
numerous awards, including the National Education
Association’s Friend of Education Award and the
National State Board of Education’s Policy Leader of
the Year Award.