Three Finalists Are Revealed for Chancellor of North Carolina Central University

This Friday Erskine Bowles, chair of the board of governors of the University of North Carolina system, is expected to appoint a new chancellor for historically black North Carolina Central University. The new chancellor will replace James Ammons, who left to take over the presidency of Florida A&M University.

The three finalists for the position have been identified. They are:

Reginald Avery, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. He holds a master’s of social work degree from Aurora University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

Clarence Ambrister, senior vice president at Temple University in Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he holds a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Charlie Nelms, vice president at Indiana University. Nelms has previously served as president of the University of Michigan at Flint and the Indiana University campus at Richmond. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, he holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Indiana University.