University establishes external research advisory committee

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Under the direction of President Ward, the University has begun to enhance and refine the research infrastructure of the institution. President Ward extended an invitation to individuals who would make a significant impact on the University by establishing the Saint Augustine’s University/External Research Advisory Committee (SAU/ERAC). The goal of the SAU/ERAC is to determine faculty expertise in research areas and recommend faculty that would benefit from mentorship and be groomed as researchers.

On Wednesday, April 8, members of the SAU/ERAC meet with some university administrative staff and STEM and public health faculty members along with Dr. Nadine Barrett, director of the Office of Health Equity and Disparities at Duke Cancer Institute on Wednesday, April 8. All engaged in a thoroughly lengthy conversation about the upside of research, the benefits of collaborations, and unifying and solidifying a research intense culture on the grounds of Saint Augustine’s University.

The external members of the committee are Dr. Winser E. Alexander, Dr. John T. Larkins, alumnus Dr. Robert L. Shepard and Dr. Mabel Matthews.

Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle