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Dr. Robin Cummings To Leave Medicaid Director Post For UNC-Pembroke Chancellorship PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 22 May 2015 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Dr. Robin Cummings will leave his position as Deputy Secretary for Health Services and Medicaid Director, for the top job at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has been with Health and Human Services since 2013 and became Medicaid Director in April 2014.
 
Dr. Cumming will leave the state position in early June. He is a board-certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon who was born in Robeson County, where the university is located. He previously served on the Board of Trustees at UNC-Pembroke and is the founding chairman of the N.C. American Indian Health Board.
 
"It's the highest position I can go home to," said Cummings in a statement. "Serving under the leadership of Secretary Wos as the state's Medicaid Director has been an honor and one of the most valuable experiences of my career. This has given me a better understanding of our citizens' needs and has prepared me to be an effective leader in my next role as the chancellor of UNC-Pembroke."

 
Site Selection Gives North Carolina "Top Competitive State" Award PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina is #1. That's according to Site Selection magazine's 2014 list of Top Competitive States.

The Competitiveness Award, one of the publication’s economic development performance measurements, is awarded annually based on data tracked in Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database. According to the magazine’s tracking system, North Carolina’s 2014 project performance was strong, wrote the governor's office in a statement.
 
North Carolina ranked:

-- 6th in the total number of facility projects

-- 4th in total projects per capita.  

The ranking awarded points to determine a final list of states.

North Carolina beat aout Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, and Tennessee for the #1 spot.

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, May 21, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, May 21, 2015, as released by his office.

11:15 a.m.
Bill Signing Ceremony: Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act     Executive Mansion
200 North Blount Street
Raleigh
 
 OPEN to credentialed press only

 
NC Military Pipeline Helps Department of Public Safety Recruit Veterans As Troopers and Correction Officers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When military members retire from the armed services, North Carolina's Department of Public Safety hopes they'll consider becoming highway patrol troopers and corrections officers.

That's the aim of the NC Military Pipeline initiative, which seeks to connect retiring service members with employment in North Carolina, whether for state government or private business.

“This initiative not only helps the department hire quality candidates with compatible work experience, but it also helps ensure that veterans don’t have to worry about finding and securing stable employment before they leave the service,” said DPS Secretary Frank L. Perry in a statement. “This is just one way to show appreciation to those who have served their country and want to extend that service on the state level.”

At three hiring events at military bases in six weeks, DPS has made more than 30 conditional offers of employment with additional offers pending completion of required testing.

 
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