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Dr. Angela Alvarado Coleman Named NCCU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


Durham, NCAngela Alvarado Coleman, Ed.D., has been named as North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) new vice chancellor for Student Affairs, effective June 18, 2018, following a competitive, nationwide search.

In the role of vice chancellor for Student Affairs, Coleman will be responsible for providing strategic and visionary direction for the Division of Student Affairs. She will oversee offices and departments including Residential Life, Student Health and Counseling, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Disabilities Services, Career Services, Spiritual Development and Dialogue, Campus Recreation, Student Union/ Student Engagement and Leadership, Men’s Achievement and Centennial Scholars, the Women’s Center and Student Life Assessment.

Coleman currently serves as the associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), where she leads a diverse portfolio of departments in the Division of Student Affairs that are dedicated to providing a cutting-edge student experience from welcome week through graduation.  As a seasoned student-affairs professional, she has worked to ensure that the Division of Student Affairs instills a culture of providing exceptional student experiences. She began her career working with the Federal TRIO programs, followed by progressive leadership roles in student affairs at major universities. Before joining FAMU, she served as the senior director for student affairs within the City University of New York (CUNY) at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Dr. Angela Alvarado Coleman comes to the University of North Carolina System after nearly two decades of administrative service in student affairs at four large public institutions,” said Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, NCCU chancellor. “She is an accomplished higher education leader who will bring the energy, vision and entrepreneurial talent required to support a high-quality, high-functioning student affairs program.”

Coleman’s research interests focus on college access and success, educational finance and higher education policy. She is an advocate on behalf of students from low-income families, first-generation students and students with disabilities in her efforts to encourage policymakers, educators, and the public to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. She has also carried out research on student retention and the impact of pre-collegiate academic outreach programs on financial aid attainment and student persistence.

Nationally recognized for her leadership in higher education, Coleman has been named a Doctoral Fellow by the Association for Institutional Research and as a Melvene D. Hardee Fellow. In 2015, she completed training with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers Institute. Most recently, she was selected to participate in the first cohort of the University of Pennsylvania Minority Serving Institutions Aspiring President’s Institute.

Also active in the community, Coleman serves on the state board of NASPA and on the Student Advisory Council for Tallahassee’s Hartsfield Elementary School.

Coleman is a Brooklyn, N.Y., native and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and sport sciences and Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Florida, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Florida State University.  North Carolina Central University prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Consistently ranked as a top Historically Black College or University, NCCU offers flagship programs in the sciences, education, law, business, nursing and the arts. Founded in 1910, NCCU remains committed to diversity in and access to higher education. Our alumni excel in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. NCCU is a constituent institution of the University North Carolina System. Visit

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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