Effective July 1, Joshua D. Malcolm will assume the position Chief of Staff/University Attorney at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Malcolm was the University’s assistant council.
“Joshua is a native of Pembroke and brings a love for UNCP and Southeastern North Carolina to his new position,” Chancellor Allen C. Meadors said in announcing the appointment. “We are excited about having his expertise in this position to further enhance the lives of UNCP’s students, faculty and staff.”
A 1992 UNCP graduate, Malcolm came to UNCP this spring from Fayetteville State University, where he was assistant counsel for three and one-half years. He also served as an instructor in UNCP’s Master of Public Administration program.
An Air Force veteran and a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law, Malcolm is a licensed member of the North Carolina Bar. He will handle a wide variety of legal issues for UNCP including some public safety, civil, contract and employment matters.
Malcolm said he enjoys the practice of higher education law.
“This is an absolutely fascinating area of law,” he said. “A university attorney has to be a generalist, one day dealing with a contractual issue and the next day dealing with campus safety.
“I enjoy this environment,” Malcolm said. “I believe I can make a contribution to the University based on my legal experience and my knowledge of this community.”
Malcolm rose to the rank of captain in the Air Force and was stationed at numerous bases across the U.S. He was deployed overseas to Bosnia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya as a C-130 evaluator navigator. He described it as “an awesome experience for a kid from Pembroke.”
With a wife, the former Meloria Revels, and two children, Forrest,11, and Alaina, 9, Capt. Malcolm’s professional life took a turn when he was grounded for medical reasons. A brief stint in industry was followed by a decision to go to law school at North Carolina Central University.
At N.C. Central, Malcolm was the first person to receive the Julian Pierce Scholarship, named for the late Robeson County civil rights leader.
He is pleased to work at UNCP.
“This is a growing University that remains vital to the community and the families who live and work here,” he said. “I believe UNCP is in a position and holds the potential to help the entire region, and I understand that this University is here because of the students.”