May 26, 2005 Trustees Endorse the
for Carolina North
During its meeting on May 26, 2005, the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unanimously endorsed the vision for Carolina North, the university's planned living and learning community.
Following remarks from Chancellor James Moeser and Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the board heard a presentation from Talbert and Bright, an aviation engineering and consulting firm, which reported the results of a three-year study of possible alternate airport sites to accommodate Medical Air Operations (MedAir). MedAir serves the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program and uses Horace Williams Airport for flights to clinics and education programs around the state.
Talbert and Bright's presentation also included an analysis of the costs of moving MedAir to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in order to enable development of Carolina North.
Following a period of discussion, the board unanimously approved this resolution.