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First in Future: Chancellor of University of North Carolina at Pembroke Dr. Robin Cummings

Summary: Just think about the impact on southeastern North Carolina of a place like UNC Pembroke—an institution originally built to train Native Americans teachers and nurses, but eventually expanded to serve all students who needed affordable, high quality education.

This week’s First in Future guest is Dr. Robin Cummings, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He talks to Institute for Emerging Issues Director Leslie Boney about communities surrounding Pembroke and how they are solving problems by building onto or utilizing their infrastructure, and how UNC Pembroke is getting in on the act.

This installment of First in Future is part of a special TV series produced in collaboration with UNC-TV, and is recorded in UNC-TV’s Studios. Taped segments will air on the North Carolina Channel. Visit for specific air dates.

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