Willie J. Gilchrist was named chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina. He has served as interim chancellor for the past six months. Previously, Dr. Gilchrist was the superintendent of the public school system in Halifax County, North Carolina, a system with more than 5,500 students.

A 1973 graduate of Elizabeth City State University, Gilchrist went on to earn a master’s degree in administration from Brockport State University in New York and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Alton L. Kornegay, assistant professor of manufacturing in the School of Technology at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was elected president of the industry division of the National Association of Industrial Technology.