NCCU To Hold Forums As Search Continues For New Chancellor

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As the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) community continues to mourn the death of former Chancellor, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, efforts to find a new Chancellor are officially underway.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NCCU George R. Hamilton stated late last year:

“Dr. Saunders-White was a tireless advocate for our institution and has left us with a great legacy and a bright future. As we continue to grieve this deep loss, we must also call on our strength and turn to the important task of identifying a new leader for North Carolina Central University.”

The interesting and most intriguing thing about this search is the involvement from all of NCCU’s most prominent stakeholders.

NCCU announced that four separate forums will be held on Tuesday for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, triangle community members, and businesses to give their input into the selection of a new chancellor for NCCU:

NCCU Students Forum

10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

H.M. Michaux School of Education Building Auditorium

700 Cecil St., Durham, N.C.

 NCCU Faculty Forum

1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Nursing Building Auditorium, Room 1110

1400 South Alston Ave., Durham, N.C.

NCCU Staff Forum

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Nursing Building Auditorium, Room 1110

1400 South Alston Ave., Durham, N.C.

 NCCU Alumni, Triangle and North Carolina Communities, Business and Industry Forum

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

H.M. Michaux School of Education Building Auditorium

700 Cecil St., Durham, N.C.

These forums allow each group to share candidate recommendations, preferred characteristics and other ideas related to the selection of a new Chancellor, according to the university.

George R. Hamilton will serve as the chairman of the search committee and pledges to conduct a search that is inclusive of the entire NCCU community and represents the high standards that NCCU has set for itself as a leading institution of public higher education in North Carolina.

NCCU ranks in top 20 for awarding degrees to minority students by Diverse magazine.