Harold L. Martin Sr., chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, has been selected to receive the Educational Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He will be honored at the association’s Anniversary Awards Gala on October 19 in Washington, D.C.
TMCF president and CEO Harry L. Williams said that “Harold raises the bar through his visionary leadership and innovative ideas at the helm of the largest publicly-supported HBCU in the nation.” With a fall enrollment of more than 12,500 students, North Carolina A&T remains the nation’s largest HBCU for a fifth straight year.
Dr. Martin became chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University in 2009. He previously led Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Martin was senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of North Carolina System before being named chancellor of North Carolina A&T.
Dr. Martin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State Unversity. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech.