Daymond John, of ABC’s “Shark Tank” to Keynote Chancellor’s Speaker Series at N.C. A&T


Retail clothing entrepreneur and TV personality Daymond John of ABC’s wildly popular “Shark Tank” series will kick off The Harold L. Martin Sr. Chancellor's Speaker Series at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a talk at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in Harrison Auditorium.


Daymond John, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., N.C. A&T campus community


The Harold L. Martin Sr. Chancellor’s Speaker Series, keynoted by Daymond John, followed by a student Q&A session


Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m.


Harrison Auditorium


The Chancellor’s Speaker Series is a high-profile lecture initiative, featuring speakers of national and global recognition who reflect preeminence in their respective fields. Areas of interest will include leadership, entrepreneurship, culture, politics and social awareness, although not limited to those topics. John will be of particular interest to the campus, which has both a prominent College of Business and Economics and a Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation that focuses on student start-ups.


Members of the media are invited to attend and report on the inaugural series. The following media coverage information and stipulations must be agreed upon and met:

  • Initial video footage recording is limited to opening remarks, introductions and the first minute of John’s presentation.
  • The student Q&A session is also open for full video recording.
  • Media outlets in attendance must sign an agreement stating compliance with video recording stipulations (more info attached).
  • Media RSVP and N.C. A&T issued media badges/credentials are required to attend.
  •  To RSVP, contact Tonya Dixon at 336-256-0863 or tddixon1@ncat.edu by Wednesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. We strongly discourage RSVPs solely at the event.
  • Stop by the media check-in table on the first floor of Harrison Auditorium to retrieve media badges/credentials.