The New Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

The board of governors of the University of North Carolina system recently elected Donald J. Reaves as chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. Reaves will take the leadership reins of the historically black educational institution on August 15.

Reaves is currently vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1976 Reaves graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in political science. He later earned a master’s degree and doctorate in the field of political science and public administration from Kent State University. During his career he has taught at Northeastern University in Boston and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.