WSSU committee recommends three candidates for chancellor’s job

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Donald Reaves, the Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, announces his retirement on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Winston-Salem State University chancellor search committee voted Friday to recommend three candidates to the university’s board of trustees for the chancellor’s job, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

The committee met for 90 minutes in a closed session at the Embassy Suites Hotel to discuss the candidates.

Nancy Young, a university spokesman, declined to identify the candidates.

The committee is involved in the process of finding a replacement for Chancellor Donald Reaves, 67, who announced his retirement in March effective Dec. 31, after serving seven years as WSSU’s top administrator.

Before being named the university’s 12th chancellor, Reaves worked as the chief financial officer and vice president for administration at the University of Chicago.

Earlier this month, the committee met in Charlotte to interview nine to 12 candidates. A few candidates visited the WSSU campus earlier this week.

The board of trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday by teleconference in Blair Hall on campus. The trustees will recommend three candidates to UNC system President Tom Ross, who will make his recommendation to the UNC board of governors.

The board would vote on Ross’ recommendation. The new chancellor will assume his or her duties Jan. 1, 2015.

The next scheduled meeting of the board of governors is Sept. 12 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.