Division of Academic Affairs

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Division of Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost serves a pivotal role in supporting the academic enterprise of North Carolina Central University.

The Office of the Provost is responsible for all matters pertaining to academic programs. This includes oversight of academic program planning, the quality and delivery of instruction, strategic budgetary planning and collaborative research initiatives. The Office of the Provost is also responsible for all recruitment initiatives and matters associated with enrollment management. Additionally, this office fosters opportunities for the professional development of faculty and staff.


Anderson, Yolanda B

Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development and Resources

Academic Affairs

location icon Shepard Admin Bldg Room 312B

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Carrigan, Sarah

Assoc Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning

Office of Institutional Research and Analysis

location icon H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building, Room 2028

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Evans-Hall, Malissa

Associate Provost for Academic Budget and Personnel

Academic Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building Rm 206

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Guzmán, Will

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Intl. Programs & Community Engagement

Academic Affairs

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Kumar, Deepak

Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs

Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute

location icon Hubbard-Totton Building, Room 309

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Phifer-McGhee, Kimberly C

Associate Vice Chancellor for Extended Studies & Student Support

Division of Extended Studies

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 306

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phone icon 919-530-5069


Rezaie, Jaleh

Associate Provost & Dean

Graduate Studies

location icon Taylor Education Building, Room 123

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Explore Degree Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

We offer bachelor's degrees in nearly 100 fields of study. From jazz studies, mass communication and criminal justice to psychology, business administration and pharmaceutical sciences, academic programs at North Carolina Central University prepare you to make a difference in the world.

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Graduate Programs

NCCU has graduate degrees in more than 40 disciplines, including a juris doctor, joint degrees in business administration and library sciences and a Ph.D. in integrated biosciences. Whether you are interested in cutting-edge research or trying to advance in your current career, NCCU has a program designed just for you.

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Certificate Courses

With both for-credit and continuing education certificates available, NCCU allows students to customize their learning experience to fit their interests and needs. Explore your options today!

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Online Learning

NCCU offers a robust distance education program that provides students with the opportunity to choose from seven undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With the flexibility of online learning, the sky is the limit!

Colleges and Schools

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The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities is where cultural and intellectual diversity come together to create an engaging learning environment that encourages students to discover what is Central to them.

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In the College of Health and Sciences, students discover cutting-edge biological and computational science and pursue the application of such inquiry in the delivery of health sciences.

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The School of Business sustains innovation in business and industry education with expansive global market experiences to empower future-focused career advancement.

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The School of Education promotes lifelong learning that embraces critical thinking and compassion with stimulating commitment for the next generation of scholars. 

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With access to over 30 graduate programs and collaborative work environments, the School of Graduate Studies empowers graduates to soar in their professions and explore new career paths.

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NCCU’s School of Law is a nationally ranked leader in legal education, offering an array of clinical courses and opportunities that prepare practice-ready graduates for careers in public service, the private sector and business.

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The School of Library and Information Sciences prepares ethical, tech-savvy leaders to innovatively organize and advance access to information that serves humanity and the public's interest.

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University College provides freshman and sophomore students with services, advising and enrichment programs to promote academic success and achieve career objectives.

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The Division of Extended Studies is composed of four units: Distance Education and e-Learning, Continuing Education, Summer School and Special Students. Through these units, the Division of Extended Studies seeks to provide flexible opportunities for students to learn and engage.


Ahmed, Mohammad


College of Health and Sciences

location icon Mary M. Townes Science Building, Room 1103

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phone icon 919-530-7573


Beard, Audrey W


School of Education

location icon H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building, Room 2062

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phone icon 919-530-6466


Nelson, Anthony


School of Business

location icon C. T. Willis Commerce Building, Room 221

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Rezaie, Jaleh

Associate Provost & Dean

Graduate Studies

location icon Taylor Education Building, Room 123

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phone icon 919-530-7396

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Roughen, Patrick

Interim Dean

Library and Information Sciences

location icon James E. Shepard Memorial Library

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phone icon 919-530-5151 and 530-7438


Smallwood, Arwin D.


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

location icon Farrison-Newton Communications Building

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phone icon 919-530-6794


Timmons-Goodson, Patricia



location icon Albert L. Turner Law Building, Room

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Underwood, Zack W

Dean, University College

University College

location icon Alexander-Dunn Building, Room 228

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Convenient. Affordable. Flexible.

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 from all backgrounds can access NCCU’s top-ranked education opportunities from any location online. Regardless of your family or work obligations, you can achieve a world-class education and an inspiring, lucrative career.

Our Commitment to Academic Support

Here at NCCU, we are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. Embracing this commitment, we continuously strive to serve our students and prepare them with all the tools they need for success.

Our Libraries

The libraries at North Carolina Central University provide resources and services that support the university’s educational, research, cultural and public service objectives.

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Cozart, Melessia

Administrative Support Specialist


location icon Shepard Administration Building

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6101

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Mumford, Selina J

Administrative Assistant


location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 312

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phone icon 919-530-6230

Academic Affairs Additional Resources

Academic Affairs Organization Chart

This organizational chart provides an overview of the organizational structure of the Division of Academic Affairs.

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan

This is the current strategic plan for the Division of Academic Affairs.

Academic Program Realignment

This is the approved Board of Trustees academic program plan that outlines the new colleges and new degree programs that have been created by the Academic Program Realignment Committee.

University Undergraduate Council

The agendas and minutes for the current academic year can be found here.

Graduate Education Council

The agendas and minutes for the current academic year can be found here.

Academic Program Council

The agendas and minutes for the current academic year can be found here.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Handbook, Faculty Senate agendas, minutes and more information for the current academic year can be found here.

Academic Action Form

All forms related to changes to the curriculum can be found here.

Dashboards for Institutional Data

NCCU’s custom dashboards display relevant institutional data.

Artificial Intelligence Working Group

This interdisciplinary initiative aims to leverage the diverse expertise within our institution to advance in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Academic Affairs Highlights

Contact Us

Office of the Provost
James E. Shepard Administration Building, Suite 312
1801 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC  27707