North Carolina A&T State University chief administrator, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. has been named among the inaugural class of the Triad’s Most Admired CEOs by the Triad Business Journal. The premier award signifies and recognizes the invaluable asset and positive impact each leader has for their respective community and organization.

As the sole awardee from an institution of higher education among the prestigious class of 15 additional CEOs, it has been through Martin’s progressive and strategic visionary leadership of N.C. A&T that the university has steadily expanded on nearly every front. He has fastidiously led the university in historic enrollment, national ranking, fiscal and academic security, procurement and retention of elite faculty, global doctoral high-research activities and initiatives, and technology transfer. Under Martin’s tenure, the university adopted its long-range strategic plan, Preeminence 2020 of which many goals have been met.

From his positions at A&T and throughout the local community, state, nation and abroad, Martin has been an influencer among his peers. He serves on various boards including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Review Advisory Board, Research Triangle Institute, Piedmont Triad Regional Development Council, NCAA HBCUs Committee on Academic Performance and Limited-Resource Institutions Advisory Group, and the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (presidential appointment). In 2015, he was named to the EBONY Power 100 list as well as the Triad’s Most Influential People by the Triad Business Journal.

Having received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from A&T and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, education and lifelong learning has always been a driving force behind Martin’s success.

As with all the award recipients, Martin’s selection was driven by the supplementary information submitted along with his nomination that goes beyond what is considered general public knowledge.

Martin and fellow honorees will be celebrated during a private reception with award sponsors as well as a public awards ceremony and reception at the Greensboro Country Club on July 28.

About North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university. It is a land-grant, higher research university and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. A&T is celebrating 125 years of exemplary graduate and undergraduate instruction, transformative research and intentional community engagement.