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US education official named chancellor at NC Central University

February 9, 2013
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer

Debra Saunders-White’s career has taken her from one of America’s giant computer corporations to two university administrations and ultimately to the U.S. Department of Education. All along, she has blended technology with the classroom. Now, N.C. Central University is counting on Saunders-White (who earned an undergraduate degree in history from U.Va.) to catapult the campus to the next level. On Friday, Saunders-White, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, was elected NCCU’s 11th chancellor by the UNC Board of Governors. She is the first woman to be permanently named chancellor at the 8,100-student historically black university in Durham.

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