Nave named president of Alcorn State University
Published 2:24 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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
“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