Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D.

As North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) chief executive officer, the chancellor shapes the vision and strategic plan for the university.

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye was appointed as the 12th chancellor of NCCU on June 26, 2017. Under his leadership, NCCU has expanded significantly, building a campus for the future to accommodate the increasing enrollment of over 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, both on campus and online. Collaborating with his leadership philosophy of fostering academic excellence, research advancement and community engagement, Dr. Akinleye enhances NCCU’s mission to “prepare students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities.”

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University Leadership

NCCU Entrance

Chancellor’s Cabinet and Executive Leadership Team

The Chancellor's Cabinet and Executive Leadership Team represent the senior leadership team and administrative units of NCCU.

Shepard Statue

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as advisor to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the Chancellor and helps to guide NCCU forward toward the future.