President of Norfolk State University Plans to Step Down in June

Carolyn W. Meyers, president of Norfolk State University in Virginia, has announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic career. Dr. Meyers became president of Norfolk State in 2006 and she is currently in the fourth year of a five-year contract.

Dr. Meyers, 63 years old, said she wants to pursue other interests. But published reports hinted that many members of the board of trustees were not pleased with her performance and management style.

Prior to assuming the presidency of Norfolk State, Dr. Meyers was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Last fall she was a finalist for the presidency of Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Dr. Meyers holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University. She earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech.