(Washington, DC) – Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective September 25, 2012. He was elected to a three-year term during the CHEA Board of Directors meeting held September 24-25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Martin has been Chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University (NC A&T) since 2009. He is the 12th individual elected to the position of Chancellor (or President prior to 1972).
Prior to his appointment as Chancellor of NC A&T, Martin was the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina (General Administration). He previously served as Chief Administrator and Seventh Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. Earlier, he held several administrative and academic positions at NC A&T, including Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Engineering.
Martin received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in engineering from NC A&T and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of approximately 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national association focused exclusively on higher education accreditation.
The CHEA Board of Directors is composed of chief executive officers from degree-granting institutions, joined by other institutional representatives and public members. The board and executive committee meet three times each year.
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