Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University's 12th Chancellor, Dr. Donald Julian Reaves, announced on March 21, 2014 that he plans to step down as chancellor effective December 31, 2014 or thereafter when a successor is in place. For more information please read the full article.

About Winston-Salem State University and the Position of Chancellor

Winston-Salem State University’s Chancellor Search Committee held its initial meeting on April 21 and selected Diversified Search of Atlanta to lead the efforts to recruit candidates. The Committee also hosted forums for faculty/staff, students and alumni/community in April to gain input into what traits should be important in selecting the next chancellor. That input was used in the development of a Leadership Statement which provides potential candidates with a profile of the university and the role of the chancellor.

The Chancellor Search website contains the Leadership Statement, minutes and notices of Chancellor Search Committee meetings, updates from the committee and more.

Euris Belle and Betty Hasler of Diversified Search will lead the efforts to recruit candidates nationwide. To supplement the personal recruiting strategies required in such an important endeavor, the position will be advertised in several publications, including: The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, HigherEd Jobs, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, American Conference of Academic Deans, Academic Keys and Women in Higher Education.

Confidential nominations, inquires and expressions of interest may be forwarded to Euris Belle, of Diversified Search at

For more information about WSSU’s chancellor search, email

Chancellor Search Process

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, section 116-11(4), the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina is authorized to "elect, on nomination of the President, the chancellor of each of the constituent institutions and fix his compensation. The President shall make his nomination from a list of not fewer than two names recommended by the institutional board of trustees."

According to the UNC Code, Appendix 1, “In the event of a vacancy in the chancellorship, the board of trustees shall establish a search committee composed of representatives of the board of trustees, the faculty, the student body and the alumni.”

Winston-Salem State University's Board of Trustees, led by Debra Miller, has established this committee, which was given its charge by UNC President Tom Ross at its first meeting on April 21, 2014. For more information, see the Search Committee Meetings and Minutes page.

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