Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Dr. Ward

Everett B. Ward, Ph.D.
Saint Augustine’s University
April 10, 2015

Previous Employment

Director of the Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU)/Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) Program for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

NCDOT’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary for Environment, Planning and Local Government

National, Regional and State Service

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Augustine’s University, 2009-2011
  • Democratic National Committee (DNC), Co-chairman of the Credentials Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the DNC Black Caucus
  • DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee member
  • Special Assistant to the Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party and Political Director
  • First African-American Executive Director of the North Carolina Democratic Party


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Saint Augustine’s College (1982)

Master of Arts Degree, North Carolina State University (2003)

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University’s School of Education (2013) As a result of his academic achievements, Ward was a North Carolina A&T State University Wardham Scholar and a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key International Honour Society.


Ward is a lifelong member of Davie Street Presbyterian Church, USA, where he serves as a Ruling Elder. In addition to his church activities, Ward holds membership and leadership positions in such organizations as: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; 100 Black Men, Inc. and North Carolina State Capital Foundation.

For 29 years, Ward was married to his college sweetheart, the late Cassandra Lloyd Ward, a Wake County Public School educator and civic leader. On September 15, 2011, Cassandra lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. However, her legacy of community service and grace will live on through her countless students and the vast number of college women she mentored.