New NCCU chancellor to be named Friday

Posted February 6, 2013 1:15 p.m. EST

— The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is expected to name a new chancellor at North Carolina Central University on Friday.

N.C. Central has kept its chancellor search under wraps and hasn't released the names of the three finalists that the Board of Trustees approved last month.

"Although I cannot tell you specifics about the candidates, I can tell you this: The quality of those who want to be the next chancellor of NCCU is outstanding, and their credentials are stellar," Harold Epps, chairman of the Chancellor's Search Committee, said in a statement on the university website. "All three bring a wealth and breadth of experience that is consistent with the attributes we laid out in our leadership statement. I think we’re confident that any would be a capable chancellor."

Former Chancellor Charlie Nelms retired last August, and Charles Becton, a Durham lawyer, a law professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and a former judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, has been serving as interim chancellor since then.

N.C. Central plans to hold a news conference with the new chancellor Friday afternoon, followed by a reception in the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria’s Banquet Hall on campus.