The Board invited one of its members, Reverend Michael Page, to apply for the position of executive director in 1996. He agreed to accept the position for one year. His leadership so impressed the Board, however, that the position was offered to him on a permanent basis. Reverend Michael Page became the fourteenth executive director. According to Reverend Clontz, former Chair of the Board, his leadership has been dynamic, characterized by strong linkages with students, community, and the NCCU administration. He is a member of the Durham Public School Board and a part-time pastor of First United Antioch Baptist Church. He has been able to use his time and energy to restructure the student organizations and create streams of funding through the annual See and Taste fund raiser. According to Mrs. Florine Roberson, Board Member, Reverend Page has also “increased funding from the various judicatories.” Reverend Page has expanded student involvement in the National Baptist Student Union, the Baptist State Convention, and the Spring and Fall Choir tours.