Donald Reeves to Relinquish Duties as Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

reaves-headshotDonald Julian Reeves, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced that he will step down on December 31, 2014. Dr. Reeves said that he would stay on, if necessary, until a successor is found. When he gives up his duties as chancellor, Dr. Reeves will return to the classroom as a full professor of political science at the university.

Dr. Reeves became chancellor of Winston-Salem State University on August 16, 2007. Before becoming chancellor, he was vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago. Before joining the staff at the University of Chicago, he served as executive vice president for finance and CFO at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He was an administrator at Brown for 14 years. He began his career in the academic world as a member of the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston.

Chancellor Reeves is a graduate of Cleveland State University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from Kent State University in Ohio.

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