Saint Augustine’s University has announced that Everett B. Ward will serve as the 11th president of the university. He has been serving as interim president for the past year. Previously, Dr. Ward was director of the HBCU/Minority Institutions of Higher Education program for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He served as chair of the board of trustees of Saint Augustine’s University from 2009 to 2011.
“We are pleased with the direction in which the university is headed under the leadership of Dr. Ward and feel confident that he is the best person for this job,” said Rodney E. Gaddy, chairman of the university’s board of trustees. “We are impressed with the amount of change that Dr. Ward has been able to affect in such a short period of time. The stability and restoration of faith in the institution that he has achieved is evident and we are looking forward to what’s next.”
Dr. Ward is a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University. He earned a master’s degree at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and a doctorate in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.