About CRC

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges is a nonprofit consortium that promotes collaboration among higher education institutions in Raleigh, NC and with the Wake County community.

Shaw University names Paulette Dillard its interim president

Read about Shaw’s new Interim President

William Peace University names Brian C. Ralph new president

Read about WPU’s new President

Saint Augustine’s names Ward 11th President

Read about Saint Augustine’s President

A chapter about CRC that Director Jenny Spiker wrote for a national book

Read the chapter about CRC’s connections to the community

CRC Releases Economic Impact Study for 2013

See press release about the study

Wake Technical Community College Joins CRC in the 2013-14 Academic Year

Read about Wake Tech Joining CRC

Meredith Hires First Provost

Meet Meredith Provost Puslusny

Women presidents featured in Walter magazine

Read about Female leadership at CRC institutions

Saint Augustine’s announces change to university

August 1, 2012 is the date when Saint Augustine’s College changes to Saint Augustine’s University.

Saint Augustine’s announcement www.st-aug.edu

See UNC-TV video on the change to a university

Peace announces major changes

Learn about Peace College’s plans to go co-ed, become a university and change its name.

Peace announcement www.peace.edu

Meredith College Selects New President

Dr. Jo Allen, new Meredith President, background

Meet more new CRC leaders

→ Read about our mission, principles and goals.

Participating Raleigh Colleges and Universities

Meredith College www.meredith.edu

A third of Meredith students study abroad, some at the new semester-long program in Sansepolcro, Italy. Students become global citizens who are empowered to lead and serve their communities.

NC State University www.ncsu.edu

As a major research university, NC State equips students to discover and develop solutions to the world’s pressing problems. Its Centennial Campus, a premier university research park, brings industry and government partners to work alongside faculty, staff and students.

William Peace University www.peace.edu

The historic campus is in the heart of vibrant Raleigh. All students complete career-preparing internships in their field of study.

Saint Augustine’s University www.st-aug.edu

Faculty consists of more than 100 dedicated men and women recruited from the nation’s best graduate and professional schools. It provides a personal setting with a student/faculty ration of 17:1. Students gain valuable knowledge and experience through community service.

Shaw University www.shawu.edu

Shaw is the oldest Historically Black College in the Southeast and provides distance education for all ages through its CAPE program.

Wake Tech Community College www.waketech.edu

Wake Technical Community College enriches lives by providing quality education, training, and workforce development to meet the needs of a diverse, growing community.

CRC Leadership

CRC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the Board of Directors composed of the presidents and chancellor of the member colleges and universities, chairs of the three key administrative committees and the organization’s director.

See the CRC Bylaws

For the 2017-18 academic year the members and officers are the following:

Board of Directors

Board President
Brian Ralph, President
William Peace University

Board Vice President

Board Secretary and Ex Officio Member
Jenny Spiker, Director
Cooperating Raleigh Colleges


Jo Allen, President
Meredith College

Stephen Scott, President
Wake Tech Community College

Everett Ward, President
Saint Augustine’s University

W. Randolph Woodson
Chancellor, NC State University

Warwick Arden
Provost,NC State University

Charles Duncan
Chair, Chief Academic Officers Committee
William Peace University

Lori Johnson
Chair, Financial Officers Committee
NC State University

Jean Jackson
Chair, Chief Student Affairs Officers Committee
Meredith College

See meeting minutes & projects

CRC Activities

  • Cross registration and shared resources for students enrolled on the campus
  • Professional development for administration and faculty across the campuses
  • Sharing of resources (e.g. economic impact study, study abroad resources, faculty sharing)
  • Administrator and programmer of Raleigh’s public access education channel (18) through the City of Raleigh’s franchise with Time Warner Cable
  • Outreach to the community (e.g. student and staff community service, internships, community experts)
  • Student and staff leadership development
  • Connecting the campuses to governmental, business and community leaders

Let us know if you have ideas for projects. Email us or call 919-760-8538.

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