Competitive faculty salaries and state-of-the-art facilities are critical for The University of North Carolina to retain its world-class ranking and to preserve the value of your Carolina diploma. The GAA-sponsored Tar Heel Network supports the University’s goals and priorities through advocacy with legislators.
Since its inception in 1983, the Tar Heel Network has been actively involved in the passage of capital bond initiatives and the protection/preservation of the University’s overhead receipts. It also has helped deflect the passage of punitive budget proposals and has advocated with state legislators for appropriations that would permit UNC to become competitive in faculty salaries with California, Michigan, Virginia and UCLA.
The Tar Heel Network sponsors an Annual Legislative Reception to provide an opportunity for state opinion leaders to express the importance of the University to them and to North Carolina to members of the state’s General Assembly.