North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). He was elected to a three-year term during the CHEA Board of Directors meeting Sept. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.
Martin has been chancellor since 2009. Prior to his appointment at N.C. A&T, he was the senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina system. He previously served as chief administrator and seventh chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. Martin has also served in several administrative and academic capacities at A&T, including vice chancellor of academic affairs and dean of the College of Engineering.
The Winston-Salem native received his B.S and M.S. in engineering from A&T and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of approximately 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national association focused exclusively on higher education accreditation.
The CHEA Board of Directors is composed of chief executive officers from degree-granting institutions, joined by other institutional representatives and public members. The board and executive committee meet three times each year.