One of the most recognized business leaders in the world, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural Chancellor’s Town Hall at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on Monday, March 13, noon to 1 p.m., school officials announced today.

The Chancellor’s Town Hall initiative was created to bring nationally distinguished guests to Greensboro for dialogue on matters of current and abiding importance to the campus community and the world beyond. It is part of the university’s commitment to creating an intellectual climate that encourages the creative exchange of ideas.

As a national leader in STEM education and America’s leading source of African American graduates in such disciplines as engineering, agricultural science and accounting, N.C. A&T seeks to provide through these town halls an ongoing platform for high-profile exploration of major social, political, cultural, environmental and economic issues.

Zuckerberg was invited to serve as the series’ premier speaker; he will focus on a theme of “Building Community,” an idea he wrote about extensively in a widely discussed community letter that he shared on Feb. 16.

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