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Congressman Price Issues Statement on Retirement of St. Augustine’s University President Dr. Everett Ward

January 28, 2019
Press Release

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2019) - On Monday, January 28, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) issued the following statement after news that Dr. Everett Ward, President of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, announced he would retire this summer.

“Since 2014, Dr. Everett Ward has served as a dedicated and passionate leader of St. Augustine’s University. I feel confident in asserting that there has never been a more devoted Falcon. Everett loves St. Augustine’s, feels deeply grateful for its role in his own formation, and has been determined to preserve that legacy for future generations.

“He took on the presidency at a challenging time and has seen the school through a critical renewal of accreditation. His style of leadership has been uniquely personal. Walking through the campus with him, and seeing him greet students, faculty, and employees warmly, provides ample evidence of how much he cares and how much affection and goodwill he has earned.

“I have known Everett Ward since he joined the North Carolina Democratic Party staff during my tenure as Chairman. He has shown great leadership in various arenas since that time, but found his true calling in serving his alma mater faithfully at a critical time. I join with thousands in the Raleigh and St. Augustine’s community in thanking Everett for his selfless service and wishing him well in his future endeavors.”