McGee re-elected NCICU chair

April 15, 2011
McGee re-elected chair of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Wingate, N.C. -- Dr. Jerry E. McGee, president of Wingate University,
has been re-elected to serve as Chair of the Presidents of North
Carolina’s Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) until 2013.

Upon the conclusion of this term, he will have served an unprecedented five consecutive years in this capacity.

NCICU is the statewide organization of North Carolina's 36 non-profit, private colleges and universities accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

A native of Rockingham, N.C., McGee has served as president of Wingate University since 1992, longer than any other current North Carolina college or university president. While at Wingate University, he has increased enrollment by 145 percent, founded a School of Pharmacy and Levine College of Health Sciences and added more than 20 new buildings on the main campus.

"As Chairman of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Dr. McGee is the catalyst for bringing presidents and colleges together and for fostering partnerships of private higher education with the public schools, the community colleges and public
universities," said NCICU President A. Hope Williams. "He understands the life-changing effects of private higher education on students and their families as well as the long-term importance and value of these institutions to the state of North Carolina and the nation."

Under McGee's leadership, the NCICU has expanded financial aid to North Carolina students attending independent colleges and universities, initiated a program on college access and retention and co-sponsored a statewide symposium on undergraduate student research.

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive
university with more than 2,300 students on two campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies and sports administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a
complete educational experience.

Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.

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