The New President of Historically Black Shaw University

Irma McClaurin was appointed the 15th president of Shaw University, the historically black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was an associate vice president at the University of Minnesota.

President McClaurin is a native of Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Grinnell College in Iowa and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Previously, Dr. McClaurin was on the faculty at the University of Florida and served as deputy provost for faculty development at Fisk University.