A&T CHANCELLOR RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. has added another award to his growing list of accomplishments for the year. On Wednesday, Martin received the 2013 Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact at the Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference.

“I am honored to receive this kind of recognition from my peers,” Martin said. “I am committed to making sure N.C. A&T continues to create and sustain opportunities that impact our campus and community.”

The North Carolina Campus Compact, founded in 2002, is a coalition of 38 public and private colleges and universities in the state. The mission is to build the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities. A&T has been a member since 2009.

Martin was nominated for the award by Chancellor Kenneth Peacock from Appalachian State University. The nomination was then placed before a board of eight chancellors and presidents from colleges and universities that belong to the Compact.

In the award commendation, Martin was described “a visionary leader with a strong commitment to higher education and to collaborations with community, educational, and business entities.” The award, named for from Elon University president Leo M. Lambert, recognizes a presidential leader who is building a campus that engages in reciprocal partnerships to impact a community’s greatest challenges.

Last semester, Martin was elected to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for a three-year term and appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development. The group advises the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on agriculture and higher education issues related to food security in developing countries.