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ECU needs to give students a reason to attend beyond "Servire."

1) $1B endowment campaign
We need to be a beacon of excellence, a place where applicants from across the US sweat whether or not they'll get in. This requires increasing our endowment so we can offer more scholarships, improve facilities (classrooms & labs), retain great researchers/faculty, and launch a real marketing campaign, etc. This will increase demand which in turn increases GPAs, SATs, which in turn increases demand. Some will say we don't have the alumni to do a $1B campaign. I think we do. Either way, I say we go for it and see what happens. If we land at $500M, it's a lot better than where we are.

2) Enroll more out of state kids (for five years)
ECU is allowed to admit a student body consisting of no more than18% (?) from out of state. UNC Chapel Hill is supposed to operate under the same rule, but year after year they admit more out of staters and then apologize and promise to correct it. But they don't. They just keep bringing in bright kids from all over the US. Why don't we? Let's admit 25% from out of state for the next five years and use the magnified revenue to fund facility and faculty needs until the NC legislature forces us to stop. When they do, make them reign in UNC Chapel Hill, too. If they don't, we keep going.

We will die on the vine if we don't land a leader that puts an aspirational point on the wall and gets all of us, and students, excited. Sometimes I think we believe the rhetoric out of UNC BOG, that we need to know our place, that "Servire" means mediocrity. I say we kick the walls down and make us slow down.

(In response to this post by MidloHokie)

Posted: 11/07/2019 at 11:37AM


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While ECU struggles to maintain enrollment . . . -- MidloHokie 11/07/2019 10:57AM
  Still twisting the knife, midlow? ** -- MooresvillePirate 11/07/2019 5:45PM
  WGAF? ** -- NoQuarter08 11/07/2019 4:45PM
  Many do. Enrollment is a key issue here. ** -- highseas 11/07/2019 6:15PM
  Competitive football does ** -- pir8 sl 11/07/2019 3:49PM
  ECU has about 12,500 more students than UNCW. ** -- ECPirate89 11/07/2019 2:08PM
  Also an emphasis on graduating in 4 years. -- Capt Kidd 11/07/2019 1:21PM
  This is correct . . . -- MidloHokie 11/07/2019 1:47PM
  Midlo always has swings to the half empty glass -- Albemarle Pirate 11/07/2019 12:50PM
  The factors you sight are certainly valid . . . -- MidloHokie 11/07/2019 1:57PM
  I certainly agree with that. State funding of HE in NC -- Albemarle Pirate 11/07/2019 4:23PM
  Football matters when you don’t have the ocean ** -- Bleeds_Purple 11/07/2019 12:11PM
  Moved to ilm from pgv this summer >>>>> -- MidloHokie 11/07/2019 2:03PM
  Not a problem if you're retired . . . -- MidloHokie 11/07/2019 3:52PM
  ***** -- ScottsHillPirate 11/07/2019 4:53PM
  ***** -- ScottsHillPirate 11/07/2019 4:53PM
  *** ** -- ScottsHillPirate 11/07/2019 4:54PM
  Just like Greenville, there are spots to avoid ** -- PortCityPirate 11/07/2019 4:43PM
  Location, location, location. ** -- charlie27858 11/07/2019 11:12AM
  Exactly. Beach U is not a bad place to go to school ** -- pirateNDurham 11/07/2019 11:23AM

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