Charles Becton to Lead North Carolina Central University

Charles L. Becton was named interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham. He will replace Charlie Nelms, who announced his retirement after five years as chancellor. Dr. Nelms will stay on until the end of August to help with the transition.

Judge Becton served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 1981 to 1990. While returning to his private law practice in Raleigh, he has been serving as the John Scott Cansler Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and as a visiting professor at the Duke University School of Law.

Becton is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. He earned a J.D. at Duke and a master’s degree in law from the University of Virginia.

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