From the Chancellor: Welcome to a unique school

Welcome to NCSSM, a truly inspiring school that I am honored to help lead. We are a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System and a source of pride for all North Carolinians.

Our founders envisioned the original innovation — gather talented high school students on a residential campus where they can be challenged and encouraged. Now, more than four decades later, our school has expanded to two campuses and numerous programs that continue to serve as a rich source of innovation and inspiration, from our students and their research and other achievements to our faculty and staff who continue to redefine how to educate talented students in STEM fields.

Thanks for visiting,
Todd Roberts, NCSSM Chancellor

An engaged, inclusive leader

Inclusion and representation are hallmarks of Chancellor Todd Roberts’ leadership since he arrived at NCSSM in 2010.

Trustees set school’s course

The appointed members of our Board of Trustees offer oversight and support of NCSSM.

Critical funding that adds life

The NCSSM Foundation is our school’s affiliated nonprofit, providing critical funding for extracurricular activities, professional development, and more. The Foundation Board of Directors oversees this crucial effort. 

Graduates give back to school

Alumni Association Board members are engaged alumni who want to give of their time and talents to help their alma mater.

Families lend time, vision

Our Parent Association gives families a way to get involved and help the school as they would in a PTA in other schools. The Parent Association Executive Committee provides guidance and helps us organize and engage with other parents, and Regional Parent Liaisons create community among parents regionally all across North Carolina.


Our roadmap for growth

Our Strategic Plan, first created in 2011 by an inclusive committee of constituents, has been updated to set our school’s compass for its activities and priorities for the years to come.


Chancellor’s Direct Reports

Robert Allen

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations

Kevin Baxter

Vice Chancellor & Chief Campus Officer for NCSSM-Morganton

Jamie Butler

Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Laura Baker Campbell

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Barbara Coury

Vice Chancellor for Development & NCSSM Foundation President

Michael Delafield

Chief Legal Counsel

Krissi Hewitt

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Chief Research Officer

Jamie Lathan

Vice Chancellor for Extended Learning

Terry Lynch

Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Chief Campus Officer, NCSSM-Durham

Katie O’Connor

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs

Michael Ptasienski

Chief Audit Officer

Brock Winslow ’86

Vice Chancellor for External Relations & Chief of Staff