The New Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

Michelle Howard-Vital was named interim chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina. She took office earlier this week. Previously, Howard-Vital was associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of North Carolina system.

Howard-Vital is a native of Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago. She earned a doctorate in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.