DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Central University’s new chancellor says she wants to push technology.
Debra Saunders-White met with students at the school in Durham earlier this week, calling herself “the technology lady.”
Saunders-White is the first permanent woman chancellor at the school.
Saunders-White most recently worked as the deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs at the U.S. Department of Education.
Former Chancellor Charlie Nelms stepped down last year.
Saunders-White wants to improve the graduation rate at the school, where only 42 percent of those entering as freshmen in 2006 had received a degree six years later.
She says she hopes that future graduates of the school will be what she called “techno-scholars.”
Saunders-White holds degrees from the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary and George Washington University.
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