NC Wesleyan College names new leader

From staff reportsDecember 9, 2013 

— N.C. Wesleyan College has named its trustee chairman as its new president.

Dewey Clark of Wilson, a 1982 alumnus, was announced Monday as the new president of the private liberal arts college in Rocky Mount.

Clark will succeed James Gray III, who is retiring as president in May after a five-year tenure. Before arriving at N.C. Wesleyan, Gray was associate dean at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and previously at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Clark is a former student, employee, volunteer and instructor at the college where he earned an undergraduate degree in business. Clark was president of the college’s alumni board, taught a course on operations management and recently began his fourth term on the Board of Trustees. He is an executive with MBM Corporation in Rocky Mount.

The college has 650 students on its main campus and 800 adult students in degree programs at satellite locations, according to its website.

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