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Each constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System is headed by a chancellor who is the chief executive officer for their institution. The chancellor is responsible for carrying out the policies of the UNC System’s Board of Governors and the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees. The chancellor has wide discretion related to decision-making on administrative, personnel, academic, and budget matters.

Winston-Salem State University is a comprehensive, historically Black university offering innovative undergraduate programs and exceptional graduate programs grounded in the tradition of liberal education. Students engage in active and experiential learning offered through flexible delivery modes. The university is dedicated to the holistic development of students by faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. As a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University contributes to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic growth of North Carolina, the region, and beyond.

The Office of the Chancellor provides administrative, organizational, strategic, and compliance services to advance the university’s strategic priorities.

Areas reporting to the Chancellor include:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • Advancement
  • Finance and Administration
  • Chief of Staff
  • Division of Strategic Communications
  • Athletics
  • Audit, Risk and Compliance
  • Legal Affairs

The members of the Chancellor's Executive Staff include: