RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The president of Saint Augustine’s University, Dr. Everett Ward, stepped down from his position with the university on Thursday.
Ward previously announced in January that he would be retiring in July but the Saint Augustine’s Board of Trustees asked him to step down immediately. Ward served as president for five years.
On Friday, the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Gaddis Faulcon as the interim president for the university.
The appointment was said to be effective immediately.
“At this time of significant positive momentum surrounding the next phase of the University’s evolution, the Board of Trustees has determined there is a need to launch the formal transition and search process for the new President,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Hilton Smith. “We are pleased that Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, our 1974 alumnus, has agreed to lead our transition team. He brings the passion and previous experience serving in this pivotal role.”