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Vice President for Student Affairs and Legal Affairs

J. Edward Naylor

J. Edward Naylor

Mr. J. Edward Naylor, a lifelong resident of the Twin Counties, is Vice President of Student Affairs and Legal Affairs. After graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in business education, he began his professional career as a teacher and coach in the Edgecombe County Schools. Later he earned his juris doctor degree from North Carolina Central University and practiced law in Rocky Mount for more than 22 years.

At Wesleyan, Naylor is responsible for daily operations and direction in the area of student life, and he serves as Dean of Students. In addition, he will assist the college with legal affairs.

Naylor grew up in Edgecombe County and has long been involved in many local civic and sports organizations as well as Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, where he serves on the board of directors. He and his wife, Sheryl Evans Naylor, have two children. She is a 1992 graduate of NC Wesleyan.


J. Edward Naylor
Vice President of Student Affairs and Legal Affairs