The UNC Board of Governors educational planning committee has voted to discontinue the NCCU jazz degree program. See http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/05/board-of-governors-eliminates-46-degree-programs-across-unc-system for details. I don't know whether that vote means that the BOG itself will go along, especially since 45 other UNC system degree programs were also voted down (many of them re teacher education). I will pass on any more info I can find since it appears like there needs to be an effective protest to the BOG.
Peter Burke has liked jazz since he was in high school. Having lived & worked in exotic places with & without local jazz scenes, he has also led a Guide To Local Jazz class in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.