North Carolina Central University
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NCCU continues to thrive with the Eagle Promise to enhance university core offerings for students — from their first step onto the sloping hills and verdant green through graduation. Listen to Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye discuss NCCU’s preeminent programs.
Coronavirus Informational Updates
NCCU is monitoring developments related to Coronavirus 2019, or COVID-19, closely. Learn important information about how the university is responding, review preventative measures and view resources from local, state, national and international agencies.
For more than a century, NC Central has prepared students to transform communities.
We made the commitment as the nation's first public liberal arts institution for African American students. We sustain it as a future-focused modern university.
Student Emergency Relief Fund
In response to the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) crisis, NCCU has established a student emergency relief fund to support the short-term financial needs of NCCU students who are facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food and other vital resources. Please consider making an immediate impact today with a gift of any amount!
NCCU Now: An Eagle Tradition
Take a closer look at our campus via the pages of NCCU Now magazine. We’ll introduce you to our outstanding students, faculty, and staff who are making a difference in the world and turn the spotlight on alumni, including an interview with Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Jason Armstrong.
Top-Ranked Programs and World-Class Faculty
As one of the nation’s preeminent community-engaged universities, we have produced leaders who are in touch with the world around them for more than 109 years. Students can discover NCCU’s competitive educational opportunities and graduate positioned for success in a number of industries.
Leading the Way
Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., was elected as the 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University on June 26, 2017. Through his leadership, Dr. Akinleye has worked to expand the university’s academic partnerships, including new agreements with community colleges, and introduced to the campus a robust online, distance-education program (NCCU Online), K-12 initiatives, and a security strategy to increase safety for campus constituents.
KeShaun Coleman and Jonta Elliot
For the 2020-21 academic year, the executive board will include KeShaun Coleman as SGA president and Jonta Elliot as vice president.
Siobahn Day Grady, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Siobahn Day Grady, Ph.D., has received a $190,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve the function of self-driving cars. She will use the grant to analyze and identify problems encountered by self-driving vehicles.
Thomas A. Stith III
As director of the North Carolina District of the Small Business Administration, Thomas A. Stith III is leading the charge to empower business owners during the coronavirus pandemic.