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Chowan University Board of Trustees Selects Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas as 24th President

Dr. Rosemary Thomas

In a special called meeting of the Chowan University Board of Trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Jane Burke, presented the committee’s recommended presidential candidate to the full Board of Trustees as the next president of Chowan University.  In a unanimous vote, Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas has been selected as the 24th — and […]

Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell Joins Chowan University Admissions

Al-Tariq Fewell jois admissions

Chowan University is proud to announce the appointment of Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell as our most recent admissions counselor. A Shelby native, Fewell received his Bachelors Of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Elizabeth City State University, where he spent time working in the administrative sector. In his role as an admissions counselor, Fewell will cover the […]

John M. Tayloe Retires from Chowan University after Three Decades of Service Above Self

John Tayloe retires

Few individuals dedicate themselves to their work so fully; few put a cause – an institution – above themselves, time and time again. John M. Tayloe is one of those rare individuals. A Bertie County native and 1994 alumnus, Tayloe began his career at Chowan following his graduation, and time and time again, he has […]

Board of Trustee Member and Alumna Jessica Drake Graduates from Virginia Rural Leadership Institute

Jessica Drake accepts award for completeing Virginia Rural Leadership Institute Program

Jessica Drake, a Board of Trustee Member and alumna of Chowan University was among the 28 graduates from the second cohort of the Virginia Rural Leadership Institute (VRLI). VRLI is a prestigious leadership program that aims to develop and support highly skilled leaders dedicated to revitalizing rural communities across Virginia. The graduation ceremony, held on […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Department Visits White House

Criminal Justice in White House Press Room

On Saturday, October 28th, a group of Chowan University students embarked on an unforgettable educational journey to the nation’s capital. Led by Dr. Pamela Woodard and John Tayloe, the students had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC, and engage in enriching experiences that will leave a lasting impact on their lives. The day began with […]

Chowan University Announces Outstanding Student Awards Recipients for 2023

Students walk across campus in front of the Column's Building

Chowan University is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Student Awards. These exceptional students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills, and a commitment to their community.  The following students have been recognized for their exceptional accomplishments: – Alexandra N. Bishop of Beulaville, NC, Psychology  – Malachi J. Cobb of Washington, NC, […]

Chowan Unveils Bold Vision for University’s Future

Chowan University

Chowan University’s leadership announces a new vision for the institution’s future. As a life skills university, Chowan will empower students for success with a whole new approach to the academic experience. Following a monumental Board of Trustees Retreat and then called business meeting on Thursday, June 29th, university leadership has worked vigorously to pivot the […]

Chowan University’s 164th Commencement Highlighted Its Students

Chowan University held its 164th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, at 10 am in the Hawks Athletic Center. The ceremony was led by chief faculty marshal James “Bo” K. Dame II, Professor of Physical Sciences and 2021-2022 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Each school was led by its chosen gonfalonier and candidates for graduation in […]

Chowan University Names Charles “Chuck” Taylor Interim President

Interim President Chuck Taylor

Chairman Kemper Baker announced to faculty and staff today that the Board of Trustees has named Charles “Chuck” Taylor as interim president of the University, effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2023.   Charles E. Taylor, “Chuck,” has spent the last 54 years serving higher education institutions in North Carolina. A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he […]