Jerry M. Wallace

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Jerry M. Wallace
4th President of
Campbell University
In office
May, 2003 – July 2015
Preceded by Norman Adrian Wiggins
Succeeded by J. Bradley Creed
Personal details
Born April 1935 (age 81–82)[1]
Rockingham, North Carolina
Residence Buies Creek, North Carolina
Alma mater East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
Profession Professor
Website Administration

Jerry McLain Wallace (born April 1935) was the 4th president of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He is also an ordained Baptist minister.

Dr. Wallace has been with the University in several capacities since 1970, most notably as the vice president for Academic Affairs and provost from 1984 to 2001 before becoming president in 2003.


A native of Rockingham, North Carolina, Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Government from East Carolina University. An ordained Baptist minister, Wallace received the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He also pursued graduate studies in Sociology and Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University where he earned the Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees. He is also a strong supporter of the NAACP, and firmly believes in the equality of all races.


Preceded by
Norman Adrian Wiggins
President, Campbell University
2003 - current
Succeeded by
J. Bradley Creed