NCCU to welcome new chancellor Monday

Jun. 01, 2013 @ 05:20 PM

N.C. Central University will welcome its 11th chancellor Monday during a campus event open to the public.

Debra Saunders-White, former deputy assistant secretary for higher education with the U.S. Department of Education, will be the first permanent female chancellor for NCCU.

In the past, Saunders-White has worked at IBM in public-sector marketing, taught college-prep math at St. George’s School in Newport, R.I., has worked as assistant provost for technology at Hampton University and served as vice chancellor for information technology systems at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

She also is one of the first 100 African-American women to graduate from the University of Virginia, and she will now head a historically black university.

Her appointment was announced in February. She was chosen from a field of more than 60 candidates and will be paid $285,000 to lead the 8,500-student campus.

The welcome event will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Hoey Administration Circle on the NCCU campus.

Brief remarks will be given by NCCU Board of Trustee member Paul Pope, NCCU National Alumni Association Vice President Calvin Kearney, NCCU Foundation President Frankie Perry and Durham Mayor Bill Bell, according to the announcement.

Parking will be available in the Latham Parking Deck on Lawson Street.