Reception at 4:30 p.m. | Program at 5:30 p.m.
The presidencies of Edward Kidder Graham and his successor, Harry Woodburn Chase, transformed the University of North Carolina from a small state institution to a major research university on the national stage, committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the state. Author Howard E. Covington, Jr., will speak about the intertwined fates and legacies of Graham and Chase as he explores them in this new biography. The book is part of a series commissioned thanks to support from the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Endowment Fund for the North Carolina Collection. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service.