UNC BOG Institutional Corruption: Unlawful UNC Board of  Governors, NCA&T and UNCG Chancellors, leases relocate taxpayer and student supported Nursing programs from state own facilities off campus to private facilities, allegedly creating for Greensboro a competitive advantage for business growth.
 
Notwithstanding Union Square Campus, Inc. (Landlord) and NCA&T and UNC-G (Tennant) leases, were not approved by the State Property Office nor pursuant UNC President delegated authority,  UNC Greensboro and NC A&T   Chancellors fraudulent alleged to be duly
 
authorized to execute leases on behalf of the corporation,  signed Leases relocated  State funding Nursing programs from State owned facilities to Union Square Campus leased facilities, which in addition may have been conduit  for fraudulent conveyance of land, improvements, loans, and lease fees to Union Square Campus, Inc.
 
Union Square Media: Created by  Action Greensboro, Union Square Campus is a key  initiative of Opportunity Greensboro, a working group of leaders from Greensboro businesses, foundations and higher education institutions.  This national model of collaboration is identifying and acting on opportunities to transform our wealth of educational assets into economic success—creating for Greensboro a competitive advantage for business growth, emphasis added.  The first campus building will focus on training and education for healthcare professions. Nursing education at Union Square Campus will engage student sat every level: 2-yearAssociates Degree, RN to  BSN and accelerated BSN programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and continuing education certificate programs.
 
NCA&T existing Nursing facilities consisted of 48, 000 Sq. Ft. refurbished Noble Hall. Adjacent Hines Hall was renovated ($1,700) in 2013to house NC A&T Simulation Center and Virtual leaning lab. NCA&T average Nursing enrollment 2009-2013 was 119students. The NCA&T (Tenant) projected 105 enrollment at Union Square constitute 88% of the average enrollment and 25,000 sq. ft. lease constitute a 50% expansion for Nursing facilities, at a time when the BOG was considering terminating the largest component of NCA&T’s BSN program - traditional nursing program. NCA&T will offer classes in this location for students in both its Accelerated Second Degree (ABSN - a program whereby individuals who already possess a bachelor's degree take an accelerated program to earn a degree in nursing) and RN-BSN (BSNC- those students who have already passed the nursing exam, but have not earned their bachelor's degree) programs. The Tuition in State for the ABSN and RN-BSN is $5420(1 year) and RN-BSN is$3534 per year, neither program Tuition will cover the approximate $6000 per enrollee lease payment to Union Square. Note : A&T opened  2,700 Sq. ft. high fidelity Nursing Simulation & Virtual Learning Center  (videoDec. 2013 in  Hines Hall.   Slide Show
 

DEVELOPER’S OBLIGATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AND IMPROVEMENTS TO PROPERTY

 
Whereas the schedule for the project, subject to receipt of all anticipated sources of funding, proposes construction beginning in early 2015 and completion and opening of the first building of the campus in the summer of 2016. The City Council herby directs the City Manager and staff, working with the organizers of Union Square Campus, the Redevelopment Commission and Master Developer, to develop a funding methodology that utilizes current and anticipated revenues from existing City revenue sources to help support the following items: Provide up to 2 acres of land within the site and 250 parking spaces (surface or as part of a deck to service multiple users) at no cost to the Campus and, provide up to $500,000 toward site development, other infrastructure, and construction costs. In addition, the City Manager and staff are directed to begin development of a plan to enhance the street scape in the vicinity of the site. The schedule for the project, subject to receipt of all anticipated sources of funding, proposes construction beginning in early 2015 and completion and opening of the first building of the campus in the summer of 2016, emphasis added


Bleeding out Students & Taxpayers : :Relocating State supported Nursing Programs from State owned facilities to Leased facilities  at Union Square Campus creating  for Greensboro a competitive advantage for business growth."

 
Nursing education at Union Square Campus will engage students at every level: 2-year Associated Degree, RN to BSN and accelerated BSN programs, Doctor or Nursing Practice, and continuing education certificate programs
 

Nursing education at Union Square Campus will engage students at every level: 2-year Associated Degree, RN to BSN and accelerated BSN programs, Doctor or Nursing Practice, and continuing education certificate programs. 

 

 
NC A&T five year average student enrollment between 2009 and 2013 is 120 students.  NC A&T Projected Union Square student enrollment of 105 student  is one less  than the entire NC A&T Nursing student enrollment in 2013 in the 2014 UNC Nursing report Appendix A. 
Program Enrollment Leased Space Fixed Space Shared Space

Lease #

lease/enrollment
NC A & T 105 25,000 3,000 SF 22,000 Sq. Ft. $587,500 $6,000 each
UNCG 282 33,000 12,000 SF 21,000 Sq. Ft. $775,500 $2,800/$9,500*
GTCC 140 25,000 6,000 SF 19,000 Sq. Ft. $587,500 $4,200 each
Cone Health 2,800 20,000 500 SF 19,500 Sq. Ft. $470,000 $168 each
Total  

103, 000 Sq. Ft.

21,000 SF

81,500 Sq. Ft.  
*UNCG DNP enrollment 232 overstates enrollment figure of 32 in Request to Establish DNP by 200 students. # Lease Maximum Cost
Combining Union square public record information and figures in the public domain, based on maximum lease costs, leases will cost NC A&T $6000 , GTCC $$4, 200 and UNCG $ 9,500 per enrollee but will only cost Cone Health 168 per enrollee.  Cone Health 2,800 enrollees is seven times the Public University enrollment whose lease fee of $470,000 is the least lease fee for a token 500 sq. ft. of fixed space.  A&T will receive only 3000 sq. ft. while GTCC will receive 6,000 sq. ft. of fixed space for the same Lease fee of $587,500. UNCG enrollment of 232 is two hundred enrollee greater than the 32 students projected in their request to establish DNP degree which also said the university could house the program for three years using existing facilities.  Furthermore UNC Board of Governors 2015-16 & 2016-17 Strategic Capital Priorities call for spending $124,765,400 for UNCG Nursing and Instructional Building.
   
   
Public Record document allege: Pat Danahy, Chairman, Union Square Campus, Inc.  letter dated February 18, 2014:

As you know, NCAT and UNCG desire to present an item for action to the BOG, seeking authority to work with DOA and Council of State to enter a lease for space for our nursing programs.

We anticipate that North Carolina A&T State University ("NCA&T" or "Tenant") would seek approval from the NCA&T Board of Trustees, UNC Board of Governors, and the North Carolina Council of State to occupy a certain amount of exclusive and shared space in the Facility for NCA&T programs to be later agreed upon by the parties, emphasis added.

 

Jonathan C. Pruitt March 18, 2014  (UNC)

From Michael Byers (UNCG)

March 18, 2014

Jonathan/Kevin,

As you know, NCA&T and UNCG desire to present an item for action to the BOG, seeking authority to work with DOA and Council of State to enter a lease for space for our nursing programs.  Union Square Campus Inc. a non-profit entity formed for this collaboration will construct academic, laboratory and support facilities for the benefit of the Universities which would then be leased back to the Universities for a lease term of ten years.  It is anticipated that the space would be available by fall 2016 and a would allow for the accommodation of space needed for the Universities nursing programs.

The lease of this space will be accomplished within the guidelines, procedures and policies of the North Carolina Department of Administration and the Council of State.  It is recommended that the following resolution be approved and the request of the Universities be transmitted to the Council of State for final action.

 
 
NCA&TSU anticipates leasing approximately 25,000 sq. ft. at between $18 and $23.50 per sq. ft. per year. Total yearly lease payments would be between $450,000 and $587,500. This space would house enrollment expansion in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program and allow current students more access to state-of-the-art laboratory space.

UNCG anticipates to lease approximately 33,000 sq. ft. at between $18 and $23.50 per sq. ft. per year. Total yearly lease payments would be between $594,000 and $775,500. This space would house the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program, approved by the Board of Governors on February 21, 2014, as well as enrollment expansion in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The facility is intended to focus on healthcare professionals and will house expansion of the Universities’ programs in nursing, and Greensboro’s healthcare system, Cone Health, will use the facility to train staff.

It is recommended that North Carolina A&T State University be approved to lease up to 25,000 square feet at no more than $587,500 a year for 10 years and that The University of North Carolina at Greensboro be approved to lease up to 33,000 square feet at no more than $775,500 a year for 10 years, from USCI.

Acquisition of Space by Lease - NCA&TSU and UNCG: A vote was taken by the committee on the recommendation, which did pass committee and  on the Consent agenda by the full Board of Governors
   
   

April 14, 2014

Charles Perusse, Chief Operating Officer, the University of North Carolina General Administration

Dear Chancellor Martin:

On April 11, 2014, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina approved the following: A lease up to 25,000 square feet at no more than $587,500 a year for 10 years from Union Square Campus, Inc. --This item has been forwarded to the Council of State for final approval, emphasis added

 

April 14, 2014

Charles Perusse, Chief Operating Officer, the University of North Carolina General Administration

Dear Chancellor Chancellor Brady:

On April 11, 2014, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina approved the following: Lease up to 33,000 square feet at no more than $775,500  a year for 10 years from Union Square Campus, Inc. --This item has been forwarded to the Council of State for final approval, emphasis added.

 
 
UNC Policy Manual, Section 302 E of The Code, “Each standing committee shall make a written report to the Board of Governors at least annually, reviewing the work of the committee during the preceding year.”  Note: Non-delegated Acquisition Campuses requests must go through the Department of Administration and Council of State.  Note: NC A&T and UNCG are non-delegate Acquisition Campuses.   Note: The President Report all actions taken under the authority of these delegations to the appropriate Committee of the Board of Governors either in writing before the next regular meeting of the Board of Governors or at the next regular meeting of the Board of Governors.
 
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014,

 
Clearly ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE TO THE BOARD  indicated  UNC Board of  Governors approved Acquisition of Space by Lease  subject to approval by the State Property Office, and accomplished within the guidelines, procedure, and policies of the North Carolina Department of Administration.
   
   
Also, April 10, 2014, UNC Board of  Governors' Committee on Education Planning, Policies, and Programs  received the  2014 annual  Nursing (NCLEX-RN) report for academic year 2013.  Board Policy has  requirement that the President will ask the Board to initiate program termination procedures for any program having first-time passing rate of less that 75% for two consecutive years. Report said NC A&T did not achieve the BOG minimum pass rate of 85% for two consecutive years. Two campuses were below the BOG standards for one year (NCCU & Appalachian State) and UNC-GA notified them of the need to improve exam results in 2014.  Chancellor Harold Martin's  NC A&T did not achieve the BOG minimum pass rate of 85% for four consecutive years. UNC-GA expects continued improvement in the program based on the updated (NC

 


A&T) corrective action plan and will continue to closely monitor the school's progress.  UNC President Thomas Ross non-complaint with  Board Policy did not request the Board initial procedures for NC A&T Nursing program termination. Notwithstanding President Ross had not requested the Board initiate termination procedures the Board on its own Motion move that new admissions to the nursing program be suspended for all students admitted after 2014 and a panel convened within sixty (60) days to review possible program elimination at North Carolina A&T State University.
 

Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs April 10, 2014

Ms. Joni Worthington Vice President for Communications UNC General Administration

In its April 2014 meeting, the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors completed its annual review of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) first-time writers’ pass rates for graduates of the nursing programs across the University system. Subsequent to that review and in keeping with UNC Board of Governors policy 400.1.7, the Board suspended new admissions to the BSN program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&T) after 2014 and called for a full review of the program, emphasis added.
 

Specifically, the motion approved by the Board was as follows:
 

“The 2013 Nursing Report is for informational purposes only and does not require a motion to accept. However, in 2012 North Carolina A&T State University received a waiver from the Board of Governors’ policy which would have required the initiation of program termination procedures. This waiver was granted under the condition that North Carolina A&T State University 2013 test takers would meet Board of Governors’ NCLEX-RN passing rate standards. I move that new admissions to the nursing program be suspended for all students admitted after 2014 and a panel convened within sixty days to review possible program elimination at North Carolina A&T State University.”

 

In his May 2014 charge to the review team, UNC President Tom Ross requested “a full and comprehensive review of program strengths and weaknesses, student demand and employer need for additional baccalaureate nurses, the full costs of program delivery, and potential net savings (or losses) to the institution, the system, the state, and employers of full or partial program closure.” Emphasis added

 
 

06.25.14

Michael Pippen, Sr. 

Black Triad News. com

Mr. John Webb

State Property Office

On information and belief the Department of Administration is considering NCA&T and UNCG Space Lease at the proposed downtown Campus.  UNC Board of Governors April 2014 approved Acquisition of Space by Lease, NCA&T and UNCG on the consent agenda. And motion new admission to NCA&TSU nursing program be suspended for all students admitted after 2014 and a panel convened within 60 days to review possible program elimination at North Carolina A&T State University. [Minutes of April 11, 2014]

 

From:  "Michael Byers"

To: Jonathan Womer

Subject:  Union Square Campus lease

Jonathan,

As we discussed, John Webb in the State Property Office has asked that we use the UNC-GA delegated authority for acquisition by lease to obtain the lease (s) for UNCG and NCA&T for the Union Square Campus initiative rather than sending it through State Property and Council of State.  Emphasis added

 
I have attached the BOG minutes for that Item.  It appears that the authorization from BOG does not require us to forward it to SPO/COS.  The only document that mentions it is the letter from Charlie P to Chancellor Brady (attached).

Let me know if you think UNC-GA can execute the lease (s) rather than SPO/COS.

Michael T. Byers [UNC-G] Office of Business Affairs -Campus Enterprises

   
   
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
   
The ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 did not indicate UNC President Thomas Ross authorized  NCA&T & UNCG Union Square leases.
   
   
Hiding truth in plain sight, NCA&TSU Chancellor  Martin  and allegedly UNC Greensboro Chancellor Linda Brady proceed to  claim to be duly authorized to execute Leases North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro  (Tenants), Union Square Campus, Inc. (Landlord.)   Acquisition and Disposition of Real Property by Lease Transactions using Delegated Authority lease agreements shall be in the name of the constituent institution or the University of North Carolina.
   
   
Notwithstanding: Union Square Campus, Inc. (Landlord)  and  North Carolina State University (Tenant)  and UNC Greensboro (Tenant) Real  Property Leases were not approved by the State Property Office ((NCGS.§ 116-3), nor pursuant UNC President delegated authority (NCGS. §116-31.12, and §600.1.3.1 and 600.1.3.1[R], therefore unauthorized.  In consistent with  UNC Board of Governor approved motion to examine costs of the nursing program at NC A&T State University as enrollment and staff numbers change in the School of Nursing, encouraging NC A&T school of Nursing to consider cost-per-student savings opportunities through enrollment increases, lower-cost teaching resources, and other strategies. NC A&T Chancellor Dr. Harold Martin claiming being duly authorized to do so,...acknowledge the execution of the foregoing instrument (lease) on behalf of the corporation. Martin unlawfully executed lease with Union Square Campus, Inc., at a cost of approximate $6000 per student, for up to $587,000 for 10 years.  
 
Bogus UNC Greensboro (Tenant) alleged UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady signed  Union Square Campus, Inc. Lease called for spending up to $775,000 for ten years.  Todd Davis Associate General Counsel, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNC GA approval for lease acquisition specific to this property does not exist because UNCG management flexibility provides Chancellor-level authorization to sign this level lease agreement,  Public Record Request reply email March 13, 2015.