Message from the Chancellor: November 16, 2021

Posted November 16, 2021, 5:37PM

Dear NCCU Community:

As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2021, it is important to celebrate our tremendous accomplishments and reflect on the work underway at North Carolina Central University that supports our No. 1 priority—student success. COVID-19 presented challenges for all of us, but we stayed focused and effectively protected the nest, and the health, safety and well-being of our community members. We also saw record-setting philanthropic investments in NCCU, gains in our enrollment, specifically within our graduate and professional schools, and the opening of new state-of-the-art campus facilities.

I am excited about our collective progress now and in the future supporting The Eagle Promise and completing the strategic priorities outlined in “Charting a New Landscape For Student-Centered Success.” We are nearing the end of year two of our five-year plan and have already completed several of the objectives outlined for each of the four goals. I am pleased with our achievements thus far and we will continue to stay on course with the remaining strategies.

As your Chancellor, I am steadfast in my commitment to ensuring both current and incoming students are provided with the most innovative living and learning facilities and will experience our new, competitive academic offerings in the coming years. To our faculty and staff: Your work and scholarship inside and outside the classroom and support of fellow colleagues inspire me daily to serve as the leader of this great institution.

We have experienced so much change in our lives due to COVID-19 over the past two years. Please take the upcoming holiday season to rest, recharge and safely reconnect with your family, friends and loved ones.

Let’s return in the new year energized and dedicated to even greater success.

In Truth and Service,


Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor

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