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A growing trend in higher education is the development of multi-campus universities. This leads to issues of governance and administration that are unique to this period of North Carolina's educational history.
North Carolina economy shifted from manufacturing to service based and created a gap in the workforce. Vacancies in such jobs as allied health, nursing, pharmaceuticals, and laboratory technicians were not being filled adequately with skilled workers. The author proposes five changes to the community college system to be enacted both by the General Assembly and State Board of Education to facilitate community college's offering degrees to fill theses openings. Some of these proposed changes included differentiated funding for certain community college programs and establishing licensure track degrees exclusively through the community college system.