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Doctoral Alumna to Lead Shaw University

Dubroy at podium
Doctoral alumna Tashni Dubroy will become president of Shaw University in August.

Tashni Dubroy recognizes that, at 34, she is young to be named the president of a university. In fact, she says she knew when she applied to be the next president of Shaw University she was doing so “against all odds” because of her youth. But Dubroy, who earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from NC State, says she was pleased to learn — after being named the president of the historically black university in Raleigh on Monday — that Henry Martin Tupper was also 34 when he founded Shaw in 1865. If Tupper could start a university at such a young age, Dubroy reasons, surely she can lead one at the same age.

Read more from NC State’s Red & White for Life

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