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IU Vice President Headed to NCCU

by Associated Press

Outgoing Indiana University
vice president Charlie Nelms has been appointed chancellor of North
Carolina Central University,
the nation’s first state-supported liberal arts institution for black students.

Nelms, 60, credits historically black colleges and
universities with opening the door to his successful career in higher-education

“It’s consistent with my desire to give something back
to a type of institution that provided numerous opportunities to me,”
Nelms said. “That’s the real draw.”

Nelms has spent 22 years as an Indiana
University administrator. Pat
Shoulders, an IU trustee from Evansville,
called Nelms “the keeper of our diversity conscience” and a forceful
advocate for the university values of access and equity.

Nelms said he’s looking forward to being part of the growing
“new South” area around the Durham, N.C.,
school where technology and life sciences are replacing the old economic
staples of textiles and tobacco. He said there’s great potential at North
Carolina Central, the fastest-growing campus in the state university system. It
is surrounded by highly regarded Duke, the University
of North Carolina-Chapel HillNorth
Carolina State. and

Nelms is scheduled to start his new job Aug. 1. He will
succeed James H. Ammons Jr., who will become president of Florida
A&M University.

Information from: The Herald Times,

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