Dr. Michael Delano Page has been appointed director of External Affairs for North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as of Feb. 18, 2019.
Dr. Page is responsible for overseeing external affairs and will work with a variety of internal and external constituencies to advocate for NCCU in achieving its mission of teaching, extension and engagement. These constituents include: federal, state and local governments; the University of North Carolina System Office; NCCU faculty, staff, students and alumni; other educational institutions; community leaders; businesses and industries in the Research Triangle, Durham and the City of Raleigh; and counties throughout North Carolina. Previously, Dr. Page was the director of Campus Ministries at NCCU for a number of years.
With extensive community and civic affiliations, Dr. Page has a wealth of expertise in community and government relations. In May 2000, he was elected to the Durham Board of Education and later became its first African-American chairman. Dr. Page also served on the Durham County Board of Commissioners for 12 years, to include his appointment as chairman for eight years. He currently serves on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees, Urban Ministries Board and chairman of the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Board of Directors. He has been bestowed numerous honors, including the Chancellor’s Merit Award during the 2003 Founder’s Day Celebration at North Carolina Central University. He has been recognized as Tar Heel of the Week by the News & Observer.
Dr. Page is the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Durham, and the executive director of United Christian Campus Ministry, serving NCCU. He is the founder and chairman of Antioch Builds Community, Inc., a non-profit created and developed to improve the quality of life in the Durham community.
A Roseland, Virginia, native, Dr. Page holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from NCCU. In May 2000, he was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from Shaw University in Raleigh, and earned a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in September 2011.