New Chancellor at North Carolina Central University Lends Freshman Students a Helping Hand on Moving-In Day

Charlie Nelms, the new chancellor of North Carolina Central University, the historically black educational institution in Durham, has pledged to usher in a new institutional culture at the university. Nelms believes that faculty and administrators should take a more proactive role in student life, easing their adjustment to college life.

To demonstrate this new commitment, Nelms, the provost, and other faculty and administrators were on hand in the sweltering heat to help freshman students move into their dormitories. Nelms requested that all faculty and staff spend at least part of the day helping students move in.