U.S. Education Official Is Named Chancellor of N.C. Central U.

Debra Saunders-White has served in the U.S. Department of Education as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs since May 2011. She has held senior administrative posts at Hampton University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is also a former systems engineer at IBM. She will begin her new post at North Carolina Central, a 8,100-student historically black university in Durham, on June 1.

Debra Saunders-White’s career has taken her from one of America’s giant computer corporations to two university administrations and ultimately to the U.S. Department of Education. All along, she has blended technology with the classroom. Now, N.C. Central University is counting on Saunders-White to catapult the campus to the next level.

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