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NCCU Installs New Chancellor

Posted February 22, 2008 3:34 p.m. EST
Updated February 22, 2008 8:57 p.m. EST

Charlie Nelms, the 10th chancellor of North Carolina Central University, laid out his vision for the future of the university in his installation speech Friday.

Nelms made it clear there are changes coming to NCCU. He spoke during a ceremony held at the McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium and attended by 2,500 distinguished guests, faculty, staff, students and community members.

He outlined his vision for North Carolina Central University to become one of "the best comprehensive, public, liberal arts universities in the Southeast.”

The university will focus more on student learning and intervention strategies, Nelms said, and graduate education and research will be expanded. Nelms wants to add Ph.D. programs in biomedical and pharmaceutical science, library and information sciences, and communications disorders.