North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, doctoral research, land-grant institution, and has been the largest historically Black university in the country for the past decade. With an enrollment of 13,885 students in 2023, the university offers 59 undergraduate degree programs, 35 master’s programs, and 11 doctoral programs. It is America’s top producer of Black graduates in Engineering and Agricultural Science bachelor’s programs, as well as a top five producer in numerous additional disciplines.
Nationally recognized for its leadership and excellence in STEM education and research, North Carolina A&T is classified as an “R2-High Research Activity” in the Carnegie Classifications. It also holds Carnegie’s earned credential in Community Engagement and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation. With an annual economic impact of $2.4 billion, N.C. A&T plays a vital role as a higher-education economic driver in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region and across a state that is ranked No. 1 in the nation as “best for business” by the CNBC financial network.
N.C. A&T has grown steadily and substantially over the past decade, expanding its enrollment by nearly 3,300 students, its annual research and sponsored program awards by $85 million, and further developing its academic enterprise. Guided by a succession of visionary strategic plans, the university has relentlessly pursued and achieved ambitious goals on its path to creating a new model of what a 21st century, HBCU land-grant research university can be. Its current plan, Preeminence 2030: North Carolina A&T Blueprint, was approved by the Board of Trustees in February 2023 and will help build a significantly larger research enterprise and economic footprint and strengthen student outcomes over the next seven years.
The university’s dynamic presence is driving an economic rebirth in East Greensboro, attracting businesses, creating jobs, and spurring a construction boom throughout the area. Among its own facilities projects, A&T over the past five years has opened the 150,000-square-foot Student Center, the $90 million Harold L. Martin Sr. Engineering Research and Innovation Complex, and an Extension and Research Pavilion on its 500-acre University Farm. Additional projects underway include a 450-bed residence hall and the Urban and Community Food Complex.
The Chancellor will report to the University of North Carolina System President and is responsible for all institutional operations including administrative, academic, financial, student, and alumni affairs. The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader who appreciates North Carolina A&T’s unique history and mission, serves the institution with integrity and transparency, forges strategic partnerships, understands and appreciates the UNC System governance, an intense focus on student success, demonstrates strategic vision and leadership, embraces the institution’s role in economic development, participates in and understands government relations, understands and appreciates human capital, experience in fiduciary stewardship, applies sound operational excellence and demonstrated creativity and innovative leadership.
The Chancellor leadership profile is forthcoming. For best consideration, please send all inquiries, nominations, and applications—electronically and in confidence—to: NCATChancellor@storbecksearch.com
The priority deadline for full consideration is February 29, 2024.
Tom Fitch, Ph.D., Managing Director
TaJuan Wilson, EdD, Managing Director
Jeffrey Alston, EdD, Senior Associate
Kate Phillips, Ph.D., Senior Associate
For more information about N.C. A&T State University, please visit: https://www.ncat.edu/
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