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Message from Aycock Ad Hoc Committee

In September 2014, the Board of Trustees established a committee to review and respond to the statewide concern surrounding buildings named in honor of former Governor Charles B. Aycock (1859-1912). He was known as both the Education Governor, because of his role in helping to create a modern education system in North Carolina, and as one of the architects of the state’s White Supremacy Campaign, which disfranchised black voters.

The committee represents a broad cross-section of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, including key members from the Department of History and University Archives. The committee is now actively engaged in a comprehensive review of Governor Aycock’s history and relationship with UNCG, studying how our peer institutions have responded to concerns, and inviting feedback from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.

This website provides further information about Governor Aycock and his relationship to education and to UNCG, as well as information about UNCG’s Naming Policy. Opportunities for your participation include a feedback survey, available on the website until March 31, 2015, as well as campus wide forums. We encourage you to continuously visit this website for information from the Aycock Ad Hoc Committee.

Thank you for your participation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Chuck Bolton & Rod Wyatt

Committee Co-Chairs