Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.
Tenure: 2000 - 2006
A native of Winston-Salem, Harold Martin earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from North Carolina A&T State University in 1974 and 1976, respectively. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1980. Prior to his service at Winston-Salem State University, Martin held numerous administrative positions at North Carolina A&T State University, including chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering (1985-1987), dean of the College of Engineering (1989-1994), and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs (1994-1999). In 2000, Martin was appointed chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.
A registered professional engineer in both North Carolina and South Carolina, Martin has served as a consultant for numerous companies and corporations throughout the country. In addition to serving in administrative and educational positions, Martin has written or co-authored numerous engineering-related articles. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, addressing topics such as computer architecture, VLSI design systems, fault tolerant systems, and design for testability. As a result of his contributions and achievements to higher education, he was recognized as the Winston-Salem Chronicle's 2001 Man of the Year and as a "10 to Watch" in the 2001 issue of the Business Journal.