NC Medicaid director resigns from post to lead UNC Pembroke

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The director of the state's Medicaid system has resigned to become the new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Dr. Robin G. Cummings will assume his new duties July 15. He succeeds Chancellor Kyle Carter, who is set to retire at the end of June. The 59-year-old cardiothoracic surgeon is a Robeson County native and member of the Lumbee tribe.

Cummings previously served on the UNC Pembroke Board of Trustees and was the founding chairman of the North Carolina American Indian Health Board. He joined the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 was named as Medicaid director the following year.

Current Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services Dave Richard will replace Cummings as Deputy Secretary of Medical Assistance.

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