Robin Cummings

CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Cummings, who serves as deputy secretary for Health Services and Medicaid director for the Department of Health and Human Services, was selected today during a special meeting of the Board of Governors.

Cummings will replace Chancellor Kyle Carter, who announced in November that he would be stepping down on June 30 after serving five years in the position.

A public reception will be held at UNCP this afternoon to introduce Cummings. The reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the University Center Annex.

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