It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). I am delighted to welcome you and tell you about NCCU and our graduate programs. In 1925 NCCU became the first public liberal arts institution for African Americans in the nation and offered its first graduate-level courses in 1939. The University is now a master’s comprehensive institution that offers over 30 master’s degrees, a Juris Doctor, and a Ph.D. in Integrated Biosciences to a diverse student population. We have kept our promise of Truth and Service. NCCU has been selected as a top-ranked HBCU over and over again by U.S. News & World Report and our School of Law has been ranked as the “Best Value Law School” in the country year-after-year by National Jurist.
This is a very exciting time to be a part of NCCU’s family. The faculty and students are involved in research ranging from biomedical/biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences to social and behavioral sciences focusing on solving problems that affect the citizens of North Carolina. They are also conducting research in health disparities, nanotechnology/carbon nanotubes, robotics, polymers and green energy. Research efforts at NCCU are designed not only to prepare students as the next generation of scientists, but also to address current and future challenges that impact our society economically and/or socially - locally, nationally and globally.