It is such a privilege to lead North Carolina Central University as its 11th Chancellor.
North Carolina Central University is a first-choice, premier and global institution and July 10, 2015, marked a significant milestone for the university. On July 10, we entered our 105th year of serving as a hub for intellectual dialogue and discourse and a source of academic distinction for North Carolina, this region, the nation and the world. As we move forward into the years, decades and centuries to come, we must continue to celebrate our distinctiveness and proudly showcase our achievements and the accomplished alumni who were nurtured on these sloping hills and verdant green.
If we look at NCCUâ€™s mission and the legacy that has successfully carried the university for 105 years, we find that these values are still at our core: we still prepare students academically, socially and professionally to serve as productive citizens in our global society.
We train scholars and nurture servant leaders who are charged with the mission of going out and serving in communities locally and globally. As a gateway to opportunity, we serve as a place where we educate eager young scholars to realize their potential and fulfill their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, researchers, attorneys, judges, educators and social scientists. And we help others to further their goals of advancing in their chosen profession.
At NCCU, we continue to build on a platform of "Eagle Excellence" or "E-squared" that demonstrates our commitment to excellence in our classrooms, excellence on our campus and excellence in our service. We will remain a center for game-changing innovation as we soar toward the future.