Today, Governor Roy Cooper named Associate Justice Cheri Beasley as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. She will become the first African-American female chief justice in the state's history when she assumes her new post in March.
She is a graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University and of The University of Tennessee College of Law. In 2018, she earned an LL.M. in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law.