Meet the President

Dr. Evan Duff began his tenure as President of North Carolina Wesleyan College on June 10, 2020.

He knows the college well after serving in multiple leadership roles since 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Olive College, a Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

During his time at Wesleyan, Dr. Duff has served in the roles of Interim President, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Adult & Professional Studies, adjunct professor and Provost. In these roles, Dr. Duff was responsible for leading the effort to approve new majors, co-writing the College’s first graduate application to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools- Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) and creating seven new offsite instructional locations. He was also responsible for facilitating the development of partnerships with 20 two-year and four-year colleges, which led to articulation agreements or memorandums of understanding between those colleges and NC Wesleyan.

During his career, Dr. Duff has authored or co-authored a great number of academic publications and presentations. He has been honored with a variety of awards for service to the college and the community, and he and his family are active members at Hope Community Church in Cary, NC. Prior to this, Dr. Duff and his family were active members of Covenant UMC in Greenville NC, where he served on the Pastoral Personnel Committee. Dr. Duff and his wife of 22 years, Marcy, have three sons and a daughter – Tyson, Landon, Peyton and Chloe. Their household is rounded off with four dogs and two cats, all of which are rescues.

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