North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced the name of its incoming chancellor. The UNC System Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel broke the news on June 21.


James Martin, [a civil engineer with experience at three large public research universities] this part is word for word as the report we linked to earlier; let’s rephrase into our words, will begin his term on Aug. 15. He will be succeeding Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. after being in the role for 15 years.


Can we devote 1-2 paragraphs to Martin? There’s some good info about his experience in the Fox 8 story we linked to earlier?

Also, are they father/son by chance since they share the same last name? If so, can we briefly mention that earlier?


“James Martin is the right leader to engineer North Carolina A&T’s continuing rise,” UNC System President Hans said, according to WGHP. “He believes in what he calls ‘impatient optimism,’ a productive sense of possibility in what can be achieved when people think across disciplines, feel a sense of shared purpose, and commit to an ambitious vision. It’s exactly the kind of mindset that will help affirm the university’s status as one of the nation’s best research institutions and engines of social mobility.”


Martin Sr. had some final words before ending his term. 

“North Carolina A&T is a recognized national leader in harnessing technology and access to learning to unlock human potential,” he said. “That’s one of many reasons why it’s so exciting to have been chosen to lead the university at a moment when America is in particular need of the very things that North Carolina A&T does best. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni are on an incredible ascent, having accomplished so much in recent years. I look forward to joining them on that journey and ensuring that we continue to build on A&T’s exceptional momentum as we set ambitious new sights for the months and years ahead.”


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