White House recognizes NCSU director

Posted July 23, 2013

— The director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University was recognized Tuesday by the White House for her effort to increase civic participation in the state.

Anita Brown-Graham was named a “champion of change” by the Obama administration for her work with the institute, a public policy organization that launched in 1985 with the goal of engaging citizens in the political process to help solve problems, such as increasing the state’s economic competitiveness.

This year, the institute launched its Emerging Issues Commons, a physical space and online hub that serves as a “think-and-do tank” for citizens.

“I am extremely proud of the way the Emerging Issues Commons is already engaging North Carolina’s citizens,” Brown-Graham said in a statement. “And it is an honor for this work to be recognized by the White House.”


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  • lmirage3 Jul 25, 2013

    The Institute for Emerging Issues has been around for several years. Gov. Jim Hunt had a stake in it.

  • streetfightinman Jul 24, 2013

    Here are some emerging issues!This is the reason nc state employees don't get raises another director or administrator
    has a special job created and a title made up, so the job
    looks important!Good example:Mary Easley anyone!Where are all
    the results from this position! crickets crickets! I could
    write down what these job duties are on a match stick!

  • Cock a doodle doo Jul 24, 2013

    Director of Of the Institute of Emerging Issues??!! Is this some kind of joke? Only a true liberal politician could come up with a title like that. - keeper

    Obviously you nothing about this. On the other hand, Senator Burr and Governor McCcrory do, they joined her recently with several high tech CEOs about working to make NC attractive to high paying manufacturing and technology jobs.

  • baldchip Jul 24, 2013

    I wonder about the salary!!! University salaries are an absolute abomination!!

    No wonder we have a hard time with budgets!! Put this woman on straight commission-or an low salary and commission. The more she brings in the more she makes!!

    Same with other in administration and fund raising. Hansborough's Mom WAS making 95K flying around on our nickel watching her kid play ball!! How sweet qas that deal???

    We must conduct state business within reason. Gov't salaries are way too high. End of story!!

  • WASP Jul 24, 2013

    Another Obama sycophant. Don't worry NCSU. She will be in DC with her buddy before to long.

  • Groogrux Jul 24, 2013

    27228, actually I think its funnier when people spout off comments when they know nothing about something. I'll have cheese on my burger, meeper.

  • 27228 Jul 24, 2013

    Why don't you take a few minutes and learn about it before you start criticizing? The Emerging Issues forum works to create connections between the university, the business world, and state government. It helps to grow business and create jobs in North Carolina.

  • itlsss Jul 24, 2013

    And one wonders why college tuition has shot up so fast.

  • dsdaughtry Jul 23, 2013

    according to the UNC general administration office, she is paid $184,289 annually.

  • meeper Jul 23, 2013

    Director of Of the Institute of Emerging Issues??!! Is this some kind of joke? Only a true liberal politician could come up with a title like that. I wonder how much she gets paid? It doesn't matter, as long as it makes people feel good and it comes from the taxpayers pocket.It reminds me of a professor some years back at a university in Greensboro who had a Phd in drivers education.