History Making - Nave named President of Alcorn State University
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has announced the unanimous decision to name Dr. Felecia McInnis Nave as president of Alcorn State University. Dr. Nave currently serves Provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Nave is a 1992 graduate of Prentiss High School. She is married to Tracie Nave and they are the proud parents of four children, Jaylon, Justin, Kennedy and Johnathan. She is the daughter of Linda McInnis Clark of Prentiss. “Dr. Nave has many years of experience as a leader in higher education,” said Trustee Shane Hooper, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and Chair of the Board Search Committee for the Alcorn State University Presidential Search. “Through positions of progressive responsibility, Dr. Nave has provided leadership in every facet of the university, including academic program offerings, research activity, budget management, fundraising activities and student services, including recruitment, financial aid and student success. We are very pleased to welcome her back to Alcorn.” Dr. Nave graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alcorn State University in 1996. She holds a master’s degree in chemical and environmental engineering and a doctorate in engineering, both from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.