Andrew PerkinsNew Chair to take the Helm on the Board at the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

On May 11, 2021, Andrew M. Perkins, Jr. was selected to serve as the new Board Chair for the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. Perkins is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Engineering at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, N. C. Prior to that appointment, he served as the University Engineer. Before coming to NCA & T, Perkins retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 29 years of distinguished service. He served as commander and district engineer for both the Norfolk and San Francisco Districts, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; he was the facilities construction program manager, Office of the Assistant Chief of Engineers; an Area Engineer in Saudi Arabia; and was a battalion commander and Assistant Corps Engineer with the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. During his career with the Corps of Engineers, he had the opportunity to work with the Departments of Transportation in California and Virginia to enhance transportation and environmental needs in those states. The Governor appointed him as a member of the N. C. Board of Transportation in 2003, where he still serves. Perkins received his B. S. degree in architecture from Hampton University, his M. S. degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and is a graduate of The National War College in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Dr. Mary T. Perkins, make their home in Winston Salem, NC and have two adult children.