The Office of External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs develops and enhances relationships with local, regional, state, federal and elected officials, as well as key stakeholders, alumni and the community at large. These relationships play an important role in advancing, supporting and promoting the priorities of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

External Affairs strives to promote North Carolina A&T so that representatives and leaders have a greater understanding of the university’s values and its impact on the City of Greensboro, the State of North Carolina, the United States and the world. And External Affairs works with voters and student leaders across North Carolina A&T, the no. 1 historically black university in America in voter registration (ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, 2021).

North Carolina A&T is a leader in excellence within higher education, striving to fulfill the goals of our strategic plan, “A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023.” Our planning process has proven transformative for the university and its many constituents and has helped A&T develop to its current standing -- that of a singular institution within U.S. higher education with an especially important impact on the STEM professions and diverse racial and gendered representation within them. 



Oliver M. Thomas, Ph.D., M.Div., ‘06
Interim Director of External Affairs
Office phone: (336) 285-2363
Twitter: @ncat_exaffairs
Dekia A. Virgil, ‘15
Administrative Support Specialist
Office phone: (336) 285-2363