EVERETT B. WARD, PH.D.

BROTHER EVERETT B. WARD, PH.D. is the 35th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. of which  he is also a life member. Having distinguished himself as a leader at all levels of the Fraternity, Dr. Ward has  served previously as a local chapter president  and regional vice president.  Years prior to his election as general president, he was appointed to lead the committee responsible for developing the fraternity’s strategic vision into the next century. In every role, Dr. Ward has been instrumental and committed to moving the fraternity forward. During his administration, he has led Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., to actively advocate on behalf of causes affecting the African-American community, specifically men of color.

In addition, Dr. Ward served as the director of the Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU)/Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) Program for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). In this role, Dr. Ward worked with university presidents, faculty and staff in the areas of transportation curriculum and research development and student career development. He also served on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) HBCU/MIHE Workgroup.

As a dedicated servant-leader in the community, Dr. Ward serves on several national, regional and statewide boards to advance opportunities for citizens throughout the nation. He is a former member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where he served as vice chairman of the DNC Black Caucus. In 1989, Dr. Ward made history by becoming the first African-American to serve as executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Currently, Dr. Ward, who also serves as the 11th president of Saint Augustine’s University,  is the 3rd Saint Augustine’s University alumnus to serve as its president, in its 151-year history. As president, Ward has championed academic excellence and encouraged innovation in scholarship and teaching.

Dr. Ward earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Augustine’s College. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from North Carolina State University (NCSU), and his PhD from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University. As a result of his academic achievements, Dr. 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.