UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following statement on the death today of North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White:

“The UNC system lost a great leader today. With the death of Deb Saunders-White, we also lost a valued colleague and friend. Deb loved NCCU with all her being and treated each of its students as her very own. She called them her light and her inspiration as she waged her battle with cancer. As a first-generation college graduate, she understood the rare opportunities that higher education can provide, as well as the challenges so many young people face in accessing and affording college. Deb will be remembered for her positive outlook on life, her unwavering faith and determination, and her commitment to Eagle Excellence.  Our hearts go out to her family and the entire NCCU community.”

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North Carolina Central University

Tuesday, November 29, 2016