At a press conference on February 15, 2018, the Board of Trustees of Chowan University announced the selection of Dr. Kirk E. Peterson as the 23rd president of Chowan University. He will take office June 1, 2018.
John A. Hinton received the Futrell/Ruffin Community Service Award during the Annual Reverend George T. and Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture for his faithful service to the Murfreesboro community through Chamber of Commerce and as Mayor of Murfreesboro from 2010 to 2017.
Dr. Warren Milteer, Assistant Professor of history at the University of South Carolina, headlined the Reverend George T. and Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture with a presentation about free people of color in Hertford County, and received the Rouson Memorial Lecture Award.
On February 3, 2018, Dr. Cicely J. Cottrell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Chowan University, gave the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast for the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Benham, KY.
At 3pm on February 21, 2018, in the upper level of Whitaker Library on the Chowan University campus, community members, students, faculty, and staff are invited to a book talk by Dr. Paul R. Gilliam III (Trey) discussing his new publication, Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy.
At a press conference to be held at 11:30 am on February 15, 2018, Frank Rose, chair of the Board of Trustees of Chowan University, will announce the next president of the University. The event will take place in front of McDowell Columns Hall.