Office of the President

Office of the President

Dr. Mickey Burnim,

Interim President Dr. Mickey L. Burnim

A native of Texas, Mickey L. Burnim began his career as an economist. Earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Texas, in Denton, in 1970, and then his master’s degree, two years later, he went on to earn a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1977.

Dr. Burnim began his academic career as an assistant professor of economics at Florida State University from 1976 to 1982, but then moved into administration as the assistant vice president for academic affairs in the general administration office of the University of North Carolina system (UNC). Remaining faithful to his calling as a teacher, Dr. Burnim also held assistant and associate professorships in the economics department of the university’s Chapel Hill campus before moving to North Carolina Central University, a historically black institution in Durham, becoming the vice chancellor for academic affairs. He was, later, named provost of that campus.

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