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HBCU Outreach Initiative 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

HBCU Outreach 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Read the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

The Office of HBCU Outreach Strategic Plan is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s roadmap to address today’s needs and projected trends in transportation while supporting the advancement of historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions through clearly defined priorities, goals and objectives.

The plan provides the N.C. Department of Transportation with direction based on thoughtful feedback from key stakeholders, coupled with institutional knowledge, industry best practices and a strong view of the future.

Transformational change is often difficult to embrace, always a challenge to implement and requires an uncommon level of dedication and commitment. When it’s delivered, however, the results are extraordinary and always affect deep, positive outcomes.

With a fresh perspective, new mission and vision, as well as strong partnership and sense of urgency, the work will be perfectly positioned to have an impact on HBCUs/MSIs in a meaningful way through preparation, inclusion and opportunity.

Strategic Plan Framework

HBCU Strategic Plan Framework


To create inclusion and opportunities for HBCUs/MSIs in the transportation industry.


Expand and diversify the transportation industry through the power of inclusion and by strengthening the sustainable impact of North Carolina’s historically black colleges and universities.

Strategic Priorities

Strategic priorities are a clear set of imperatives that emerge as vital goals, priorities and improvement targets that, when reached, propel NCDOT’s HBCU Outreach Initiative toward its vision, mission and purpose.

These focus areas are clear goals to address over the next five years and are critical to the sustainability and long-term success of NCDOT’s HBCU outreach efforts.

The HBCU Outreach Initiative’s strategic priorities are:

  • Expand diversity in the transportation industry through employment and contracting.
  • Value and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion at NCDOT.
  • Establish strategic alliances and advocacy efforts.
  • Strengthen the sustainability of North Carolina’s HBCUs/MSIs.
  • Connect HBCUs and minorities with emerging trends in transportation.

More information about each strategic priority, including goals and objectives of each, can be found in the strategic plan​​.

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