“Every student that enters this campus, regardless of where they're starting once they're here, it is our responsibility to make sure that they have a transformational experience; that they leave better off than when they came.“
Alcorn State University is America’s oldest Historically Black Land-Grant University, recently celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. It is not surprising that Dr. Felecia Nave, Alcorn’s first female president, has embraced the challenge of making her own impact on her storied alma mater. In this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream, Dr. Nave shares her journey through the ranks of academia, leading her back to Alcorn. “I think the path to where I am now began long before I even knew that this is where I would be,”she says. Dr. Nave also shares her passion for transforming the lives of students and how their experiences at Alcorn set them apart.
Prior to her appointment as Alcorn’s president in 2019, Dr. Nave served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina Central University and served in various academic and administrative roles at Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Nave graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alcorn State University in 1996. She holds a master’s degree in chemical and environmental engineering and a doctorate in engineering, both from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
March 30 2022
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