North Carolina Central University Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye’s Installation activities will continue with an International Symposium at 9 am, Wednesday, April 18, in B.N. Duke Auditorium. The symposium will kick off with a TED Talk by Chancellor Akinleye followed by international thought leaders, who will discuss topics, including grassroots peacebuilding, education, entrepreneurship, leadership, global engagement, economic development and international collaboration, among others.
The keynote speaker will be His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, SUAPOLOR of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area, Ghana, West Africa, Chancellor, University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana, and Chancellor, Caribbean Maritime University, Kingston Jamaica.
This event is free and open to the public. Online registration can be completed here.
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will install Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., as its 12th chancellor at 10 am on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in McDougald-McLendon Arena on campus.
Akinleye will deliver an Installation address, and a Chancellor’s Reception will take place in the Hoey Administration Circle immediately following.
Prior to his appointment, Akinleye served as interim chancellor since January 2017. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors appointed him on a permanent basis position on June 26, 2017.
Akinleye was named acting chancellor from August 2016 to January 2017. Previously, he served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the university, where his responsibilities included faculty development, academic planning and assessment, enrollment management, and academic oversight of NCCU’s seven schools and colleges.
Additionally, Akinleye worked to expand the university’s academic partnerships, including new agreements with community colleges, as well as introduced to the campus a robust online, distance-education program, NCCU Online. Furthermore, he created K-12 initiatives and implemented a security strategy to increase safety for campus constituents.
Akinleye has also served as associate vice chancellor for academic programs at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Prior to that, he held multiple leadership posts at Edward Waters College and Bethune-Cookman University. He began his academic career as a faculty member at Bowie State University in Maryland.
Akinleye received a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications as well as a master’s degree in media technology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. He also earned his Ph.D. in human communications studies from Howard University.
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