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 18th President

Read about Shaw’s new President

Wake Tech names Scott Ralls new President

Read about Wake Tech’s new President

Saint Augustine’s names Gaddis Faulcon Interim President

Read about Saint Augustine’s Interim 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 2018

See the full 2018 Economic Impact 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

→ 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 2018-19 academic year the members and officers are the following:

Board of Directors

Board President
Brian Ralph, President
William Peace University

Board Vice President
Paulette Dillard
Shaw University President

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


Jo Allen, President
Meredith College

Scott Ralls, President
Wake Tech Community College

Gaddis Faulcon
Interim President, Saint Augustine’s University

W. Randolph Woodson
Chancellor, NC State University

Warwick Arden
Provost,NC State University

Matthew Poslusny
Chair, Chief Academic Officers Committee
Meredith College

Rocky Yearwood
Chair, Financial Officers Committee
William Peace University

Barry Olson
Chair, Chief Student Affairs Officers Committee
NC State University

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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