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BCBS Of North Carolina Invests $1M In NCCU Nursing
WUNC 91.5 / March 16, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is handing out millions of dollars this year as part of its community health initiative. North Carolina Central University in Durham is one of the recipients. N.C. Central Chancellor Johnson Akinleye said much of the money from BCBS will be used for scholarships and financial aid to help increase the number of nurses across the state, especially in rural areas. Money will also go towards technology upgrades for the department's state-of-the-art "Eagle General Hospital," a major teaching tool.
Read the full article: http://www.higheredworksfoundation.org/2018/01/nccu-offerings/  

NCCU chancellor to be grand marshal of MLK parade
Durham Herald-Sun / Jan. 2, 2018

N.C. Central University’s chancellor will be the grand marshal for Spectacular Magazine’s “NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party.”
Read the full article: http://campusecho.com/a-qa-with-chancellor-akinleye/ 

Grant helps NCCU address health disparities among minority groups
WRAL.com / Oct. 9, 2017

North Carolina Central University is making waves in the world of biomedical research and announced Monday that it is the recipient of a multi-million dollar grant that will address health matters in the African-American community. “NCCU has been at the forefront of investigating and addressing health disparities affecting African-Americans and other minority groups,” said Chancellor Johnson Akinleye.
Read the full article: https://www.wral.com/grant-helps-nccu-address-health-disparities-among-minority-groups/17005729/

Johnson O. Akinleye Elected 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University
The Los Angeles Sentinel / July 14, 2017
Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January of this year, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full article: https://lasentinel.net/johnson-o-akinleye-elected-12th-chancellor-of-north-carolina-central-university.html

Akinleye goes from interim to official N.C. Central chancellor
Minuteman Press International / July 10, 2017
Recently, for the second time during her term as UNC President, Margaret Spelling hired a new chancellor – Johnson Akinleye.
Read the full article: http://www.shop.minutemanpress.com/news/southeast/north-carolina/durham/akinleye-goes-from-interim-to-official-n-c-central-chancellor-107155.html

The Twelfth Chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education / July 3, 2017
The board of governor of the University of North Carolina System has named Johnson O. Akinleye as the 12th chancellor of the North Carolina Central University in Durham.
Read the full article: https://www.jbhe.com/2017/07/the-twelfth-chancellor-of-north-carolina-central-university-in-durham/

Appointments
The Chronicle on Higher Education / July 3, 2017
Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January, has been named to the position permanently.
Read the full article: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/240524

WATCH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye
Spectacular Magazine / June 30, 2017
Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full story: http://spectacularmag.com/2017/06/30/watch-exclusive-interview-nccu-chancellor-johnson-o-akinleye/

New chancellor at NCCU sees ‘awesome responsibility’ ahead
The Herald-Sun / June 30, 2017

It wasn’t unusual, when officials needed someone to fill in for then-N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, that they turned to the school’s provost, Johnson Akinleye.
Read the full article: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article159027014.html#storylink=cpy

WATCH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye
Spectacular Magazine / June 30, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full story: http://spectacularmag.com/2017/06/30/watch-exclusive-interview-nccu-chancellor-johnson-o-akinleye/

New NCCU chancellor carries momentum forward
The Herald-Sun / June 30, 2017

“At the time which I took that assignment we couldn't afford to lose any momentum at all. We'd made so much progress,” said Johnson Akinleye in an interview about his new role as chancellor of N.C. Central University.
Read the full story: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/article158982274.html#storylink=cpy

New NCCU Chancellor Eyes $1 Million Investment in Campus Safety
HBCU Digest / June 29, 2017

New North Carolina Central University Chancellor Johnson Akinyele says that the university will invest $1 million in campus security infrastructure – a sign that public safety will be the school’s top priority.
Read the full article: http://www.hbcudigest.com/new-nccu-chancellor-eyes-1-million-investment-in-campus-safety/

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye Elected 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University
HBCU Buzz / June 28, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full article: https://hbcubuzz.com/2017/06/dr-johnson-o-akinleye-elected-12th-chancellor-north-carolina-central-university/

New NCCU chancellor prioritizes student housing, safety
WRAL / June 28, 2017

North Carolina Central University's new chancellor, Dr. Johnson Akinleye, said he's ready for the role and eager to act on his priorities.
Read the full story: http://www.wral.com/fghygf/16791284/

Campus safety a top priority for new NCCU chancellor
ABC-11 (picked up by WCG 104.5 FM) / June 28, 2017

With a new chancellor, there is a new opportunity to tackle a familiar problem at North Carolina Central University: keeping students safe in and around campus.
Read the full story: http://abc11.com/education/campus-safety-a-top-priority-for-new-nccu-chancellor/2161027/

Johnson Akinleye named 12th chancellor of North Carolina Central
Q-City Metro / June 28, 2017

Johnson Akinleye, who had served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January, has been tapped to fill the position on a permanent basis, the school announced Monday.
Read the full article: https://qcitymetro.com/2017/06/27/johnson-akinleye-named-12th-chancellor-of-north-carolina-central/

NCCU Chancellor Akinleye Inspiring Optimism Across the Board
Diverse Issues In Higher Education / June 28, 2017

When Dr. Johnson Akinleye took the helm of North Carolina Central University as its interim chancellor, life was particularly challenging at the historically Black institution.
Read the full article: http://diverseeducation.com/article/98483/

Akinleye named new chancellor at NC Central University
The Associated Press (picked up by Spectrum News, Statesville Record and Landmark, Winston Salem Journal and Greensboro News & Record) / June 27, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.

NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed
Triangle Tribune / June 27, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central University’s interim chancellor since January 2017, has been named permanent by the UNC Board of Governors.
Read the full article: http://www.triangletribune.com/news/2017/06/27/focus/nccu-chancellor-has-interim-tag-removed/
 
Familiar face named as new chancellor for North Carolina Central
The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer / June 26, 2017

Johnson Akinleye never conducted himself as if the adjective “interim” prefaced the title chancellor after he took over as chief executive of N.C. Central University last summer.
Read more here: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article158233104.html#storylink=cpy
http://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article158297799.html

NCCU names new chancellor after ‘aggressive search’
WRAL.com / June 26, 2017

North Carolina Central University has a new leader after Dr. Johnson Akinleye was named chancellor Monday afternoon.
Read the full story: http://www.wral.com/news/education/video/16786593/

Dr. Johnson Akinleye named new NCCU chancellor
ABC-11 / June 26, 2017

Dr. Johnson Akinleye was named Monday as the new NCCU chancellor by the UNC Board of Governors. He has been serving as the interim chancellor.
Read the full story: http://abc11.com/education/dr-johnson-akinleye-named-new-nccu-chancellor-/2150788/

NCCU Names Johnson Akinleye New Chancellor
WUNC / June 26, 2017

North Carolina Central University has a new chancellor. The UNC Board of Governors today introduced Johnson Akinleye as the the school's twelfth chancellor. 
Read the full story: http://wunc.org/post/nccu-names-johnson-akinleye-new-chancellor#stream/0
 
New Chancellor Named at NCCU
North Carolina News Network / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full article: http://ncnn.com/edit-news/10069-new-chancellor-named-at-nccu

Akinleye named new chancellor at NC Central University
WBT (Charlotte, NC) / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.
Read the full article: http://www.wbt.com/articles/ap-news/akinleye-named-new-chancellor-nc-central-university

Akinleye named new chancellor at NC Central University
The Washington Times / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.
Read the full article: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/johnson-o-akinleye-named-new-chancellor-at-nc-central-university/article_f98dbcc5-71f6-54d0-8940-ddf349316927.html

Akinleye Named New Chancellor at N.C. Central University
Diverse Issues In Higher Education / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.
Read the full article: http://diverseeducation.com/article/98257/

Akinleye named NCCU’s 12th chancellor
HBCU Game Day / June 26, 2017

North Carolina Central has a new chancellor but he’s no stranger to the Durham, NC school. Johnson O. Akinleyle has been elected chancellor by the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors after serving as interim chancellor and acting chancellor prior to the death of the late Debra Saunders-White.
Read the full article: https://hbcugameday.com/2017/06/26/nccu-chancellor-johnson-o-akinleye/

Johnson Akinleye Named North Carolina Central Permanent Chancellor
HBCU Digest / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Read the full article: http://www.hbcudigest.com/johnson-akinleye-named-north-carolina-central-permanent-chancellor/

UNC system to pick new chancellor for N.C. Central University on Monday, June 26
College and University / June 26, 2017

N.C. Central University could find out late this afternoon who will become its 12th chief executive.
Read the full article: http://umslspaces.com/unc-system-to-pick-new-chancellor-for-n-c-central-university-on-monday-june-26/

Akinleye Selected NC Central Chancellor
State Government Radio Today / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC System President Margaret Spellings formally nominated Dr. Akinleye during a special meeting of the board held in Chapel Hill.
Read the full article: http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/categories/education/8212-johnson-o-akinleye-selected-as-new-north-carolina-central-university-chancellor.html

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye is N.C. Central’s 12th chancellor
College Town / June 26, 2017

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye will serve as N.C. Central’s 12th chancellor, filling the office left vacant by the late Dr. Debra Saunders-White.
Read the full article: http://www.collegetownnc.com/dr-johnson-o-akinleye-to-serve-as-n-c-centrals-12th-chancellor/
 
NCCU names new chancellor
Triangle Business Journal / June 26, 2017

Following the passing of its first female chancellor, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, in November of last year, Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye has been named N.C. Central University's 12th chancellor.
Read the full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/06/26/nccu-names-new-chancellor.html?ana=RSS%26s%3Darticle_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_triangle+%28Triangle+Business+Journal%29
 
Akinleye named new chancellor at NC Central University
WRAL / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.
 
Interim chancellor gets full-time gig at NCCU
104.5 FM (Fayetteville, NC) / June 26, 2017

North Carolina Central University has a new leader after Dr. Johnson Akinleye was named chancellor Monday afternoon.
 
Akinleye named new chancellor at NC Central University
WHNS / Fox (Greenville, SC) / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January.
 
New chancellor chosen for N.C. Central
The Herald-Sun / June 26, 2017

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye is congratulated after being named the new chancellor of N.C. Central University. Dr. Akinleye is the 12th chief executive of the university, succeeding Chancellor Debra Saunders-White who died last November.
Read the full article: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/article158323899.html#storylink=cpy
 
Interim chancellor gets full-time gig at NCCU
WRAL.com / June 26, 2017

North Carolina Central University has a new leader after Dr. Johnson Akinleye was named chancellor Monday afternoon.
Read the full story: http://www.wral.com/interim-chancellor-gets-full-time-gig-at-nccu/16786510/
 
Akinleye named NCCU’s new chancellor
WNCN.com / June 26, 2017

Johnson Akinleye has been named new chancellor of North Carolina Central University, UNC System President Margaret Spellings announced Monday.
Read the full story: http://wncn.com/2017/06/26/akinleye-announced-as-nccus-new-chancellor/

Johnson Akinleye named NC Central University Chancellor Interim leader promoted by UNC governors
The Charlotte Post / June 26, 2017

Johnson O. Akinleye, N.C. Central University’s acting chancellor since August, has the job full-time. Akinleye, who was named to the position Monday by the UNC System’s board of governors, succeeds Debra Saunders-White, who died last year. UNC System President Margaret Spellings nominated him during a meeting of the board in Chapel Hill.
Read the full article:http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2017/06/26/local-state/johnson-akinleye-named-nc-central-university-chancellor/

 
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