Wake County

Shaw University gives acting president another year

Shaw University announced Thursday that it will extend the contract of Acting President Gaddis J. Faulcon for one year.

Faulcon was appointed Jan. 1 after President Dorothy Yancy retired. A search for a new president began soon after his appointment.

The move changes Faulcon’s title to interim president. The national search continues, and Faulcon will have an opportunity to apply for the permanent job.

“We look forward to his strong and innovative leadership in the coming year as we continue to forge new business and community partnerships,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Joseph N. Bell.

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