Patrick R. Liverpool has been named interim provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at North Carolina Central University. He began his tenure on June 1, 2019.
Most recently, Dr. Liverpool served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Under his leadership, the university had its highest four-year graduation rate in 14 years, highest six-year graduation rate in nine years, and the two largest graduating classes in the school’s history. Earlier in his career, he served as dean and MBNA American professor in the School of Management at Delaware State University and as vice provost for university outreach and international programs at Virginia Tech.
Throughout his career, Dr. Liverpool has stepped up to serve in interim capacities at numerous historically Black universities. He has served as interim dean for the School of Business and Economics and interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University; interim executive vice president and provost at Fisk University; interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University; and interim dean of the School of Business and Industry and Florida A&M University.
Dr. Liverpool holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business and an MBA in marketing both from Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and a doctor of business administration degree from Kent State University in Ohio.