Board of Trustees Rescinds Decision to Name Education Building After Former Chancellor James Renick

In 2005 the board of trustees of North Carolina A&T State University approved the naming of the new School of Education building on campus after former chancellor James Renick. Now the board has rescinded that decision. The official reason for the name change was that proper procedures were not applied when naming the new building.

But it is widely believed that a series of internal audits conducted in late 2006 concerning financial irregularities during the Renick years may have played a role in the board’s decision. Renick left the university in 2006 to take an executive position at the American Council of Education.